HMS ACTIVITY Starboard quarter view, nderway in Firth of Forth., possibly on her sea trials. Note she has very few aerials mounted on her mast in this image. © IWM (FL 137)

 

 

 


Early days and working up


 

HMS ACTIVITY Port side view, at anchor.

 

 

HMS ACTIVITY at anchor at Greenock. Three Fairey Swordfish aircraft can be seen on the flight deck with their wings folded. This is a post refit image, note the extra antennae and aerials on the mast. © IWM (A 21849)

 

 

The commanding officer. Captain Guy Willoughby.

 

 

A Fairey Swordfish of 824 Squadron, with its wings folded going down the lift of HMS ACTIVITY. A second aircraft is waiting beyond the lift on the flight deck. Note the extreme narrowness of the Island structure from which the ship is controlled, on the right hand side of the flight deck, and how small the aircraft lift is. © IWM (A 18270)

 

 

A Fairey Swordfish of 824 Squadron, taking off from HMS ACTIVITY seen From the ships Bridge. On the left is Major W G Aston, RM, Commander Flying, and (right) Captain Guy Willoughby, © IWM (A 18264)

 

 

Captain Guy Willoughby. with visiting officials on the bridge during her work up period.

 

 


Flight Deck parties


 

Members of the flight deck handling party pose with their flight deck tractor during the ship's work up in late 1941

 

Members of the flight deck handling party put through their paces with a flight deck tractor during the ship's work up in late 1941

 

Members of the Fighter Division.

 


Crew photos


 

Members of the flight deck handling party C.1941

 

Members of the flight deck handling party while in Gibraltar furring a break between convoys. C.1942.

 

 

The ship's company of HMS ACTIVITY pictured C.1945

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