80th Anniversary of Swordfish Strike on Bismarck

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80th Anniversary of Swordfish Strike on Bismarck

At 7.10 26 May 1941, 45 men in 15 Swordfish torpedo bombers took off from HMS Ark Royal to stop Hitler's flagship reaching port.

They were the Navy’s last hope. If they didn’t find and slow – or even sink – the Bismarck, there was every chance the pride of Hitler’s Navy would reach the relative safety of a port in occupied France.
 
Read what happened next.
 
A team at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton and 825 Naval Air Squadron have also produced a short film in tribute to those crews who flew the 'stringbag' into the jaws of death that evening. Watch the video via the Royal Navy Facebook Page: Here
 

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