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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.
PRESIDENT:
Rear Admiral Tom Cunningham CBE.
VICE PRESIDENTS:  
R. Golightly and  F. Wadley
HON. VICE PRESIDENT:
Rear Admiral Keith E Blount OBE
CHAIRMAN:
Mike Foote
VICE CHAIRMAN: Brian Bingham
TREASURER:
Michael (Ben) Worship
SECRETARY:
Peter Murray
COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Terry Lowden - Bob Ridout - Dave Fairley - Gordon Pinkney - Alan Key
WEBMASTER:
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”

LATEST FAAA NEWS………….


12/07/2017:

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. -
BUY THE BOOK -

A HISTORY OF HMS DAEDALUS (RNAS LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT)
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)

06/07/2017:

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

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

01/07/2017:

The 2018 FAAA Reunion

26/06/2017: Signal from:

Name : Captain Richard Channon RN Rtd.
Subject : FIRST DECK LANDING

On 2nd August 1917 Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning made the first landing in history on the deck of a moving ship. Sadly, five days later he was killed trying to repeat the feat. He is buried in the
Churchyard of St.Lawrence, Bradfield, near Manningtree, Essex. The church is planning a memorial service in the afternoon of 7th August, at which there will be naval representation. Please would you publicise this event to your members: it would be great if FAAA standards were to be paraded.

Anyone interesting in attending contact
The FAAA Webmaster in the first instance.

17/06/2017: The next FAAA Open Meeting is on 14th October 2017 at Hanworth RNA Club.

This is to remind you that any item you have for the Agenda need to be with me by the Saturday 8th July 2017.

Regards
Peter Murray FAAA Secretary


05/04/2017: 2017 AGM Minutes (DOC) (PDF)

27/02/2017: The Laying up of the Birmingham FAA(A) Branch Standard


26/01/2017: National Committee Meeting 21st January 2017 - (Minutes of the Meeting)


07/12/2106:

First Sea Lord's Message
25th of November 2016
Royal Navy Galaxy
Posted 7th of December 2016

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