united kingdom Fleet Review: Coronation Review of the Fleet

Spithead, Portsmouth


08-jun-53    to    16-jun-53





From 8 Jun a concentration of UK, Commonwealth and World warships began for 15 Jun 1953 at Spithead, to mark the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Included a naval flypast lead by Dragonfly of 705 Naval Air Squadron. (At the time, most of the squadrons listed below operated fixed wing types).


Units

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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    15jun53 AU 817 squadron Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
    15jun53 UK 705 squadron Fleet Air Arm UH-12B HTE-2
dragonfly
s-55 H-19
s-55 H-19
dragonfly
    15jun53 UK 719 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 728 squadron Fleet Air Arm dragonfly
    15jun53 UK 737 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 771 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 781 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 814 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 815 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 820 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 824 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 825 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 826 squadron Fleet Air Arm
    15jun53 UK 849 squadron Fleet Air Arm
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation
Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details



Ships

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ClassesShips
Aircraft Carrier  Majestic class   Canadian Armed Forces CVL 21 HMCS Magnificent, Royal Australian Navy R17 HMAS Sydney,
Aircraft Carrier  Implacable class   Royal Navy R10 HMS Indefatigable, Royal Navy R86 HMS Implacable,
Aircraft Carrier  Illustrious class   Royal Navy R87 HMS Illustrious, Royal Navy R92 HMS Indomitable,
Aircraft Carrier  Colossus class   Royal Navy R51 HMS Perseus, Royal Navy R64 HMS Theseus,
Aircraft Carrier  Audacious class   Royal Navy R05 HMS Eagle,
Support Ship  Protector class   Royal Navy A146 HMS Protector,


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