HMS Ark Royal, taken from a Merlin HM1 whilst the ship and squadrons were building up for a Joint Warrior exercise. The Four Harriers had just recovered back on the deck after a low level mission through Wales.
The Battle of Dakar, also known as Operation Menace, was an unsuccessful attempt in September 1940 by the Allies to capture the strategic port of Dakar in French West Africa (modern-day Senegal). It was hoped that the success of the operation could overthrow the pro-German Vichy French administration in the colony, and be replaced by a Free French one under General Charles de Gaulle.
HMS Ark Royal (1972). My ship (USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV-42) operated in the Caribbean with this ship in early Feb, 1972. British warplanes landed aboard Roosevelt and some of our aircraft landed aboard Ark Royal. Then, they took off and landed aboard their own ships.