One of the first British aircraft carriers and so one of the long-standing veterans of the Royal Navy,
here served in the Indian Ocean.
It is simultaneously the last trip of the HMS Hermes
, which left the Coast of Ceylon
without her few aircrafts, to escape the air raid of Japanese carrier aircrafts.
Exactly these planes will become a little bit later on that 9.4.1942 her undoing.
About that camouflage the Hermes
looks like at this time.
By Alan Raven it is reported that the flight-deck was green.
Likewise an old aircraft carrier is the HMS Eagle
, here 1942 on a convoy operation
at the Mediterraninean Sea.
She provided an air-cover from Gibraltar to Malta, for freighter convoys.
She would beat back attacks from the planes and submarines of Italian and German armed forces.
At the quarterdeck are beside two Swordfish-biplanes for the submarine repulse, also fighter Type Fairy Fulmar
are located at the back
in take-off-position and some Sea Hurricane
, the Navy-version of the famous RAF fighter.
A model of the Producer NOORDZEE
, it was manufactured in the Netherlands,
and shows the M.A.C. (Mercant aircraft carrier) converted Dutch tanker MACOMA
which had British Swordfish
bi-planes for the anti-submarine warfare on board.
It was part of the convoys over the Atlantic 1943 / 1944.