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Old 4th May 2021, 14:54
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Re: Carrier planes not good enough for aerial reconnaissance?

The FAA's development of a PR capability has been documented, with pilots flying with RAF squadrons before flying modified Seafires and Hellcats in the Eastern and Pacific Fleets. One of the pilots involved, for those that remember 1970s British politics, was Tony Benn. Shipboard space and personnel for processing and interpreting films in required timeframes was a sticking point.
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