HMS Ark Royal Association Affiliations
One of the aims of the HMS Ark Royal Association is to re-establish and maintain links with organisations previously affiliated with HMS Ark Royal. The following organisations are currently affiliated to the Association:
The Fifty Fund
The Fifty Fund is a charity that restores and maintains old Class 50 locomotives. Their flagship locomotive is 50035 Ark Royal, named in 1978 to mark the final year in service of HMS Ark Royal IV. The Fund purchased the locomotive in 1991.
The Fund became officially affiliated with HMS Ark Royal V in 2001 and 50035 Ark Royal was rededicated by Captain John Clink (CO of HMS Ark Royal) in 2009. The locomotive currently operates on the Severn Valley Railway.
The HMS Ark Royal Association's link with the Fifty Fund was established in October 2017.