Thursday, October 22, 2015

Blimp on H.M.C.S. Magnificent, 1954

From a postcard dated October 1954 that a friend's late father had left to him.  The photo is courtesy of the Department of National Defence.

H.M.C.S. Magnificent served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1948 to 1956, where she was known as the "Maggie."  Returning to Britain in 1957, she was put in reserve.  Her inability to operate jet aircraft ultimately contributed to the decision to scrap her in 1965.

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