The D. P. Davies Interview on his service in the Fleet Air Arm and the Handling Squadron during the 1940s.
“The test pilots’ test pilot”, former CAA Chief Test Pilot D. P. Davies talks about his early career first training and then serving in the wartime Fleet Air Arm, including reminiscences of the naval test pilots course, the Empire Central Flying School at Hullavington and the Handling Squadron. He recounts flying the Fairey Swordfish, Fairey Barracuda, Blackburn Firebrand, Grumman Avenger, Hawker Sea Fury and Supermarine Seafire.
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The interview was conducted by Rodney Giesler in 1992 and edited by Mike Stanberry FRAeS.