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Britain's Top Guns - The Fleet Air Arm Story

Published: 21 Dec 2022

The Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is the world's oldest naval aviation service. It helped save Great Britain in World War Two. Yet the FAA's amazing story has never been told in full on film and is almost unknown to the general public. To put this right, Navy Wings - custodian of Britain's flying naval air heritage - is working with Nick Jones, a filmmaker of 30 years' experience, to produce this unique 4K documentary. Together, we're developing a 90 minute film that will reveal the story of the FAA,  mixing testimony of veterans from WW2 onwards with action sequences right up to the present day. The short film above gives a taste of our project.

This documentary is being funded via several sources, including Navy Wings - and will be enhanced by crowdfunding. We are now ready to begin the actual filming and, via this IndieGoGo campaign, we seek to raise up to £15,000 to go towards the costs of location shooting.  

Britain's Top Guns - The Fleet Air Arm Story  will tell a story of sacrifice, comradeship, invention and achievement that begins in 1908 with the antecedents of the Royal Naval Air Service. Viewers will meet generations of the FAA family, and follow today's personnel both at sea and on land bases. Crucially, they will discover the historic aircraft FAA pilots landed on carriers - the ultimate flying skill. Some of these warbirds, like the Swordfish, Seafire, Sea Fury and Sea Hawk, are preserved, restored and flown by Navy Wings, to commemorate the thousands of FAA servicemen and women, air and groundcrew, who died for their country. Behind each aeroplane lies an extraordinary story, which we will hear from pilots old and new, including Captain Eric Brown RN, the FAA's most famous aviator.

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