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Cdre Jock Alexander OBE and Mike Nixon Fly Navy Heritage Trust

New Fly Navy banner for Yeovilton

Published: 16 Jul 2014

A new banner reminds the public that they are passing by the Royal Navy’s largest Air Station, based in Somerset. 

Commodore (Cdre) Jock Alexander was present as a very large ‘Fly Navy’ Banner was unveiled on the end of a hangar to the North of the Air Station, clearly visible to travellers through the area. 

The idea was hatched by Cdre Alexander, Commanding Officer of Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton to raise public awareness of the Air Station as they commute up and down the A303. 

RNAS Yeovilton is home to the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force and the Commando Helicopter Force, with more than 100 aircraft operating on front-line squadrons and training units, plus the legendary vintage aircraft of the Royal Naval Historic Flight. In all over 4000 people, Service and civilian and contractors are employed on the base. 

Babcock made it possible; Steve Murdoch from the company and his team commissioned the banner to be in place prior to the Stations International Air Day on 26 July 2014. 

Chief Executive of the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, Mike Nixon said “The Fly Navy Heritage Trust is delighted to be associated with a lasting message for the public to see, drawing attention to the Fleet Air Arm’s home at Yeovilton and the partnership between the Royal Navy, Babcock and the Trust.”


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