Aerial view of former naval base HMS Daedalus in Lee on Solent which is now managed by Defence Estates taken 24th May, 2003. Picture: Chris Ison/PA.
Aerial view of former naval base HMS Daedalus in Lee on Solent which is now managed by Defence Estates taken 24th May, 2003. Picture: Chris Ison/PA.

23 interesting HMS Daedalus images from the past

In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a skilled architect and inventor, a symbol of wisdom, knowledge and power. You will see some interesting images from the past here. They include a couple of royal visits and many faces of the people associated with Daedalus over the years.

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HMS Daedalus was one of the primary shore airfields of the Fleet Air Arm in the past. In 1917 during the First World War it was a seaplane base and later became the main training establishment and administrative centre of the Fleet Air Arm.

In this selection you will see the closing ceremony of HMS Daedalus in 1996, the Swift SR.N4 Mk2, the first hovercraft with which the Gosport Hovercraft Museum started with being scrapped, a Royal Navy Firefly at HMS Daedalus in August 1973 and King George VI inspecting Shark aircraft in 1940.

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