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HMS Centaur (R06) and her Sea Venom air wing - Aden 1959. The same year she was hired for the parts of HMS Victorious and Ark Royal during the making of the film Sink the Bismarck!. Three restored swordfish biplanes were flown from her deck and scenes shot on the bridge of the carrier, and in the aircrew briefing room.

HMS Ark Royal IV in the late fifties from the stern, showing her original configuration as the world’s first angled flight deck carrier. The aircraft on the stern are Fairey Gannets, specialised in anti-submarine warfare. Lined up amidships are Hawker Sea Hawk fighters, while toward the bow sit a number of de Havilland Sea Venoms.