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HMS Formidable, 1942 – Seafires returning, following a post on Twitter by author David J B Smith on a related subject,  page thoroughly updated. The original was commissioned by a lady whose husband was on Formidable for 4 years, the linked ‘further reading’ page is a remarkable insight. This painting provided the link that won a unique invitation to exhibit at the European Parliament May 2011, the first marine artist invited.

HMS Formidable
HMS Formidable


A few reproductions, ‘Heritage’ quality, signed numbered, are still available, see http://www.frickers.co.uk/…/hms-formidable-1942-seafires-r…/
HMS Formidable earned her keep seeing action in many theaters of war. 

HMS Formidable (photo)
HMS Formidable (photo)


Today politicians have forgotten the lessons, with no aircraft carriers and a desperately depleted Royal Navy the island nation of Britain is near defenseless.
The scene shows Seafires, the naval version of the famous Spitfire returning from patrol.