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CPO (AM) Donald (Don) Edward Macdonald Hardie - Served 1953 to 1971

Did you serve with Donald (Don) now 81, in the Fleet Air Arm at Lossiemouth, Culdrose and Singapore? He was took part in the Field Gun Run at the Royal Tournament in London around 1969, Portsmouth v Devonport, taking 29 of his Navy friends along for support. He was also part of the parade when Emperor Haile Sellasie of Ethiopia visited the UK. He visited Singapore on HMS Hermes..

His daughter would like to arrange a surprise reunion with some of his former shipmates.

If you knew Don please Contact the
FAAA Webmaster:

I would to see if the power of Facebook can return a Service Record for an ex- Fleet Air Arm veteran to its rightful owner or dependents. The Service Record was passed to me in the course of my daily work. The veteran, Cyril ROWDEN, served in the Fleet Air Arm from February 1942 to April 1946. He was born in Whitstable in 1922 and his wife's name was Sylvia. If you can help or want further information, please drop me an email at roger.leeder@rbli.co.uk
22/12/2015 - The Royal Naval Association Qatar (Doha) was recomissioned in March 2015 following the previous branches closure some years earlier. We are a bunch of likeminded people comprising ex Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRN's, RN Reservists and other ex Military personnel including others who just want to support the branch and RNA as a whole. We meet on a monthly basis at various favourable locations holding both formal and informal functions. Our last event was a Trafalgar Night Ball held at The Grand Hyatt Hotel (Doha) where 561 persons attended, more is planned for 2016. Should anyone want any further information, or if you wish to join us then please email us via the 'contact us' page.

The Fleet Air Arm Association
c/o Fly Navy Heritage Trust
R.N.A.S. Yeovilton
Ilchester, Somerset
BH22 8HT

PATRON: Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB. CBE. ADC.
Rear Admiral Tom Cunningham CBE.
VICE PRESIDENTS: R.Golightly   F. Wadley
Rear Admiral Russ Harding OBE ACNS(A&C) and RAFAA
Mike Foote
Michael (Ben) Worship
Peter Murray
Terry Lowden - Bob Ridout - Dave Fairley - Gordon Pinkney - Alan Key
Ray “Happy” Day

To assist members in matters relating to welfare. To maintain a close relationship with the Service and to inform the general public of the past traditions and present function of the Fleet Air Arm.

In 1985 three branches, Birmingham, Hanworth and Gosport, met and agreed to form a National Fleet Air Arm Association. The Association now has eighteen branches and a membership of just under a thousand. Branches cover an area from Yorkshire (Leeds) in the North to the Solent (Lee on Solent) in the South, from Great Yarmouth in the East to Bristol and District in the West.

Today, branches support the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Fly Navy Heritage Trust and the Royal Navy Historic Flight at RNAS Yeovilton. The Association was actively involved with raising funds for a Fleet Air Arm Memorials, sited on the Embankment in London, and the National Arboretum, Staffordshire.

Membership is open to all serving and ex-serving ranks who served without dishonour in a recognised Fleet Air Arm Trade for a minimum of six months.

Subscriptions: - The current fees for the Daedalus Branch are:-

UK Applicants: - £20.00 (£12.00 subs + £3.25 joining fee and £4.25 Lapel Badge); after September £14.00 (£6.00 subs + 3.25 joining fee and £4.75 lapel Badge).

Overseas Applicants: - £35.00 (£16.00 subs + £4.00 joining fee + £10.25 Association Tie and £4.75 Lapel Badge); after September £27.00 (8.00 subs + £4.00 joining fee + £10.25 Association Tie and £4.75 Lapel Badge).

Benefits of joining the Fleet Air Arm Association

The Membership Subscription covers:
1. One Year’s Association Membership.
2. Lapel Badge.
3. Airey Fairey Magazine.

Includes postage and package.

Further items can be purchased.

A full list will be forwarded with your initial membership pack.

Future developments include a Membership Booklet giving service details and service history.

Full and Associate Membership is available from Any of the FAAA Branches

22/03/2016 “Revised Association Constitution”