|Fleet Air Arm buddies|
My brother Arthur is on the left. Unfortunately I do not know where the picture was taken or who the others are.
His album contains a lot of action photographs including a number of what I believe is a Supermarine Walrus flying boat like this:
(The picture came from "Aircraft of the Flying Powers", Volume I edited by HJ Cooper, OG Thetford and DA Russell, Harborough Publishing Co., Leicester, England 1940)
The Walrus used for reconnaissance would be catapulted off the aircraft carrier.
|Walrus over carrier|
I believe the structure you can see below the plane is a catapult mechanism. But how did it get back on board?
|Walrus landing in the ships wake|
Then the plane would be quickly brought alongside.
|Crewman on the wing|
His job is to hook up the aircraft to the carrier's crane.
I have put these pictures together in sequence based on a desciption of the operation I found on the web. Hopefully it makes sense and Arthur's pictures fit together.