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The Fleet Air Arm Association's
Officers, Committee Members and E
x Officio Members
PATRON: Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB. CBE. ADC.
Rear Admiral Tom Cunningham CBE.
R. Golightly and  F. Wadley
Rear Admiral Keith E Blount OBE
Mike Foote
VICE CHAIRMAN: Brian Bingham
Michael (Ben) Worship
Peter Murray
Terry Lowden - Bob Ridout - Dave Fairley - Gordon Pinkney - Alan Key
Ray “Happy” Day

The Aims of the Fleet Air Arm Association are: 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”

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01/08/2017: Cenotaph Parade 12th November 2017

Good Morning All,

I have received the British Legion request for tickets for this year's Whitehall Parade, as for last year, applicants for tickets need to forward considerable information for the Metropolitan Police security.

The following information is needed:

Full Name (as it appears on photo id):
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Full Address with Postcode:
State if Retired Military or Escort:
Service official number where applicable:
Indicate if medals will be worn:

Please note that I need these details by the 11th September.

Tickets will be posted out during October.

Peter Murray - FAAA Secretary


Contact :
Stuart Ashworth
Subject : A new book entitled "The History of HMS Daedalus (RNAS Lee on the Solent)"

Lee Residents Association ( a non profit organisation) has recently reprinted this book to make it available beyond interested local residents (as we recently had an order request from an ex-serviceman now living in Australia) .

Would you be willing and able to publicise this interesting book to your members in any way, or to offer me advice as to whom we should turn? Its price is £10 plus p&p (generally £2.95) within UK and it is unlikely that the Association will re-print the volume again, once the remaining hundred or so copies have been sold. -

Lee Residents Association (a not for profit organisation) has reprinted its publication entitled “A History of HMS Daedalus (RNAS Lee-on-the-Solent)” in order to extend the reach of the book beyond interested residents of Lee on the Solent” itself.
Its 184 pages are largely based on the ARP Report No 6 by Paul Francis with the addition of many illustrations; historical data; “Fascinating Facts” by Commander Geoff Pell MBE, RN, the last base commander; details of the Hovercraft Era and an Inventory of aircraft types based at Lee on Solent between 1917 and 1996 with a Foreword by Councillor John Beavis, himself a Hovercraft Navigator with the unit in the late 60’s.
It has proved to be a popular “read” but this third edition is expected to be the last one published. All profits from book sales are being ploughed back into projects helping the community of Lee on the Solent.

Thanks in advance for any advice or assistance that you can give us.

Best Wishes
Stuart Ashworth (LRA Committee: Membership, Volunteers & Transport)


The National FAAA General & Open Meeting will be held at Hanworth Royal Naval Association Club on the 14th October 2017

1. Committee Meeting at 1100
2. Open Meeting at 1300
Copy of the Agenda (PDF)

02/09/2017 UPDATE:
Good Morning Everyone,
This is a reminder regarding the National FAAA General & Open Meetings on the 14th October.
Will Branch Secretaries please let me know how many Members/Branch Delegates will be attending.
This is needed in order to arrange seating and catering arrangements.
Please advise as soon as practicable but by end of September at the
very latest.
Peter Murray

25/09/2017 UPDATE:
Morning All:
Some time ago I sent out a request for numbers of your members and delegates who would be attending this meeting in Hanworth. I have had very few replies.
Once again for the purposes and catering and arranging the meeting room would you please let me know, urgently, the number of members and delegates that will be attending from your Branches.
You will understand that the ladies who purchase the food and prepare the lunch require this information.


Peter Murray

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