Petty Officer George Goddard, R.N. Collection
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Fairey Albacores preparing to take off of HMS Formidable.

Fairey Albacores of 820 Squadron in flight.

A Fairey Albacore carrying a torpedo preparing to take off of HMS Formidable.

Lt. Cannon (batman) directing the landing of a Fairey Albacore on HMS formidable, note the depth bombs on the wings.

A Supermarine Seafire of 885 Squadron on the flight deck of HMS Formidable, note the sand filter mounted under the engine.
(All photos from the collection of Petty Officer George Goddard, R.N.)
Courtesy of Mark Faux
Scans by Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.

MaritimeQuest is indebted to George Goddard for providing access to this his collection. A big thank you is also due to Mark Faux, his grandson for his efforts in providing the photos for scanning. We also wish to thank Philip J. Heydon for his effort in scanning and cataloging the collection.

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Page published June 19, 2011