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02/12/2106:

The Torrey Canyon Incident.


From: Mario Cacciottolo
mario.cacciottolo@bbc.co.uk
Date: 1 December 2016 at 15:43
Subject: Torrey Canyon
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hello
I’m a reporter with the BBC News website and am trying to contact veterans who were involved with the operation to bomb the Torrey Canyon oil tanker in 1967.

The tanker broke up off the western coast of Cornwall and, to put out fires aboard the vessel, was bombed.
On 28 March 1967, Fleet Air Arm Blackburn Buccaneers from RNAS Lossiemouth dropped bombs on the ship.
Other aircraft ran bombing raids from RAF Chivenor, RNAS Yeovilton and RNAS Brawdy.

If you can offer any advice on how I can track any veterans from this operation down then I’d be very grateful. I would like to interview them about the operation, as it is the 50
th anniversary next March.

Many thanks,
Mario
Mario Cacciottolo
BBC News
@m_cacciottolo


Posted August 1st 2016
The Telegraph Obituaries
Captain Keith Leppard, born July 29 1924, died July 28 2016




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HON. VICE PRESIDENT:
Rear Admiral Keith E Blount OBE
Current Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm Association - Officers, Committee and Ex Officio Members
PATRON: Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB. CBE. ADC.
PRESIDENT:
Rear Admiral Tom Cunningham CBE.
VICE PRESIDENTS: R.Golightly   F. Wadley
HON. VICE PRESIDENT Rear Admiral Russ Harding OBE ACNS(A&C) and RAFAA
CHAIRMAN:
Mike Foote
TREASURER:
Michael (Ben) Worship
SECRETARY:
Peter Murray
COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Terry Lowden - Bob Ridout - Dave Fairley - Gordon Pinkney - Alan Key
WEBMASTER:
Ray “Happy” Day

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”