That demanded a major fund-raising effort - and the campaign for cash continues to maintain it and other vintage naval aircraft in the RN Historic Flight in working order.

Navy Wings - the charity which leads the cash-raising drive to support these classic aircraft - is holding a 'celebrate the Sea Fury'  day on September 22 to mark the 65th anniversary of the fighter downing a MiG jet over Korea.

The pilot who achieved that kill - Peter 'Hoagy' Carmichael - sadly passed away 20 years ago.

But his No.4 in the formation which took part in that legendary aerial encounter, Sub Lt Brian 'Smoo' Ellis of 802 Naval Air Squadron, is still with us and will be talking about the dogfight, the Sea Fury alongside veterans of other vintage FAA aircraft and their machines.

See www.navywings.org.uk/sea-fury-day/ for further details.

Air Engineering Technician

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