Notice is hereby given that the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church Trust Annual General Meeting will take place in the church at 2:00pm on Wednesday 2 November 2022.
This will be an open but non voting meeting for members of the public.
One of the last living links with the legendary 'Great Escape' from German POW camp Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now Żagań, Poland) has been severed with the death of former Fleet Air Arm pilot Captain Vyvyan Howard, aged 102. Read his story on the Royal Navy site.
As the sun sets on the Falklands Conflict 40th anniversary commemorative events, we remember everyone who lost their lives in the hostilities and those who continue to live with the aftermath of those 74 days in 1982.
You can download the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church material produced to mark the 40th anniversary by clicking the button below.
There is no charge for downloading any of the documents but if you would like to make a donation towards the conservation of the church you can do so via the donate tab.
Forty years ago today Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler) Brian Marsden lost his battle for life aboard HMS INVINCIBLE. Naval Airman Marsden had been severely injured in a Flight Deck tractor accident in atrocious sea conditions the previous day.
Just two days after the Argentine surrender, Naval Airman Marsden was the last of the nineteen Fleet Air Arm fatalities during the Falkland Conflict.
The full Operation Corporate Fleet Air Arm Roll of Honour can be found at this One Drive link:
We are unable to accept any further applications for the service of commemoration which will held at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton on Wednesday 25 May 2022 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.
The response from Fleet Air Arm Falklands veterans has been quite overwhelming and we look forward to welcoming them on what will be an extremely poignant day.
The following services, with the Eucharist, will take place during Holy Week:
10 April 2022 at 10:30 am
14 April 2022 at 7:00 pm
15 April 2022 at 3:00 pm
17 April 2022 at 10:30 am
All are welcome.
The will be a service on the evening of Wednesday 2 March 2022 at 7:00pm signifying the start of Lent and will include Holy Communion.
All are welcome.
Earlier today an act of remembrance for the thirteen Fleet Air Arm men who perished on Operation Fuller took place in the church. The service started at 12:30pm to correspond with the time that the six Fairey Swordfish biplanes left Kent on their fateful mission over the English Channel.
A video of the service can be viewed on our Facebook page here www.facebook.com/TheFleetAirArmMemorialChurch/videos/332823138769758 and a
copy of the Order of Service can be found at this OneDrive link https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnAg34NiB0Hzil6lihT3hRgQzqKr?e=y9SWps
There will be a short Act of Remembrance in the church next Saturday, 12 February 2022, at 12:30pm to commemorate the Fleet Air Arm aircrew lost in ‘The Channel Dash’ 80 years ago.
All are welcome to attend.
For those not able to join us in person, we are hoping to live stream the service via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheFleetAirArmMemorialChurch
A service of commemoration will be held at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton on Wednesday 25 May 2022 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict. The service will be open to all Fleet Air Arm veterans, either first or second line, including any armed forces veterans, Merchant Navy and civil servants who are now based at the air station. We would also welcome families of deceased Fleet Air Arm Falklands veterans or their representatives.
Further details and application forms are available from the Chaplaincy on 01935 455257 or by email: email@example.com.
The church will be open for most of the week commencing Monday 23 May 2022 for visitors to view the Falklands Memorial Plaque and see the names of those Fleet Air Arm personnel lost during the conflict in the Roll of Honour.
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