By Dr Tim Benbow,Dr Benbow Tim
In 1909 the British Admiralty positioned an order for a inflexible airship, marking the start of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This assortment charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the next century, and the ways that its swift growth and evolution appreciably altered the character of maritime energy and naval strategy.
Drawing on a lot new historic examine, the gathering takes a extensively chronological strategy which permits a scholarly exam of key issues from around the heritage of British naval aviation. the themes tackled comprise long-standing controversies over the keep watch over of naval air strength, the most important turning issues inside British defence coverage and method, the function of naval aviation in constrained conflict, and dialogue of campaigns - such the contribution of the Fleet Air Arm within the Mediterranean and Pacific theatres of the second one global conflict - that experience hitherto acquired quite little recognition. the gathering concludes with a dialogue of contemporary debates surrounding the Royal Navy's acquisition of a brand new new release of providers, atmosphere the arguments inside an historic context.
Taken as an entire the amount deals interesting insights into the improvement of a key point of naval energy in addition to laying off new mild on some of the most vital points of Britain's defence coverage and armed forces historical past. via simultaneous addressing historic and present political debates, it truly is absolute to discover a prepared viewers and stimulate additional discussion.
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