The Fleet Air Arm Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in Europe, celebrating British naval flying from 1909 to the present. The art collection illustrates the story of the Fleet Air Arm and the earlier Royal Naval Air Service: their people, aircraft, ships and air stations. Many paintings represent key moments in the history of the Service or particular actions during conflict – and the Museum commissioned several for that purpose. Many of the artists are former members of the Service whose work gives an insider’s view. The Collection includes works from the First World War, Prisoner of War art, the Stanley Lewis paintings of the 1944 strike on a German battleship and David Cobb’s ‘Falklands Sketches’. Eyewitness accounts, such as those collected in 1982 by Cobb after the Falklands Conflict, give an added dimension to the subject.
On now 18 May 2016 - 31 December 2017
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