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HMS Ark Royal Association

Photo lens

HMS Ark Royal IV (R09) 1955-1978


A more extensive selection of photos is available in the Members' Area of this website. Elligible non-members can join the HMS Ark Royal Association here.


Links to relevant videos available around the web. None of these videos are hosted by the HMS Ark Royal Association so please inform us of any broken links. More videos are available to logged in members.


HMS Ark Royal Lives Again (1950)
Her Majesty The Queen launches Ark Royal IV at Birkenhead.
HMS Ark Royal (1955)
Newsreel of the Navy's new carrier sailing for the Mediterranean.
Day Out With The Navy (1957)
Young prize-winners visit HMS Ark Royal in Portsmouth.
Life On Board An Aircraft Carrier (1950s)
A BBC journalist visits HMS Ark Royal in Naples.
Giant Rebuild (1967)
HMS Ark Royal commences a major refit in Devonport.
Re-Commissioning Ceremony (1970)
Her Majesty The Queen Mother visits HMS Ark Royal in Devonport.
Med Patrol (1971)
Documentary featuring HMS Ark Royal.
Ark Royal (1972)
School leavers visit HMS Ark Royal as part of a meet the Navy campaign.
Freedom of the City of Leeds (1973)
HMS Ark Royal Ship's Company march through the city.
Hands To Flying Stations (1975)
A Royal Navy instructional film featuring HMS Ark Royal.
Silver Jubilee Spithead Review (1977)
Includes Her Majesty The Queen visiting HMS Ark Royal for dinner.
HMS Ark Royal Returns (1978)
HMS Ark Royal returns to Devonport for the final time.