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"One of the greatest carrier aircraft. Deadly in the right circumstances-and there were many" KB Swordfish over the Ark Royal

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HMS Ark Royal & USS Nimitz. Two of the mightiest pieces of engineering from either side of the Atlantic. Farewell to the mighty British carrier which is off to the breakers. She has served us well.

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HMS Ark Royal, taken from a Merlin HM1 whilst the ship and squadrons were building up for a Joint Warrior exercise. The Four Harriers had just recovered back on the deck after a low level mission through Wales.

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[F4 Phantoms on US Carrier]... Sometimes I look at an aircraft carrier in amazement. The ingenuity ... the dream ... the raw determination ... to fly planes - off a ship, in the middle of an ocean ?!!! (Moment of reverence)

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