The Brits have one on the birth of the (prestigious) Navy Fighter Weapons School:
Despite the all-American hero imagery of the film starring Tom Cruise, the US Navy’s expertise was in large part due to their instruction by aviators from the Fleet Air Arm.
When British pilots arrived at Miramar airbase in California in the early 1960s the Americans were losing a large number of dogfights in their multi-million Phantom fighters to the enemy’s relatively “cheap” MiG 21s.
The tuition from the British pilots, all graduates of the intense Air Warfare Instructors school in Lossiemouth, Scotland, led to the Americans dominating the skies, the military historian Rowland White has revealed in Phoenix Squadron.
It was then that the their Naval Warfare Academy became known as Top Gun.
If you say so, although the timing seems a little off. The air war didn’t really kick off until the mid-60s, the Ault Report came in 1968 and The School was established in 1969.
But, as the Canadian naval officer told me about the War of 1812, perhaps “we remember it differently.”