Who was Eugene Esmonde?

Introduction Lieutenant Commander Eugene Esmonde, VC, DSO (01 March 1909 to 12 February 1942) was a distinguished Irish pilot in the Fleet Air Arm who was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to members of Commonwealth forces. Esmonde earned this award… Read More


2nd Maritime Air Wing Formally Commissioned

A new Fleet Air Arm unit with a nod to the birth of naval aviation will provide the helicopter pilots of the future. 2nd Maritime Air Wing has been formally commissioned at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire to oversee the training of Naval, RAF and Army Air Corps helicopter pilots – turning men and women with… Read More