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.
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.