'Hermes' Flight Deck and 'Broadsword'

This painting by Roderick Macdonald shows just how cluttered the flight deck of one of the two aircraft carriers operating in the South Atlantic could be. These ships were vital to the entire success of the enterprise and elaborate procedures and tactics were put in place in order to keep them relatively safe.

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