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Relocation for the British Army Helicopter Force

Relocation for the British Army Helicopter Force

Defence officials and commanders of the British Army are underway with plans to relocate their attack helicopter forces. Currently the forces are in East Anglia and they hope to move them to a newer base that is closer to the Salisbury Plain training centre. Included in this plan is to downsize of the number of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-17

705 NAS visits the Helicopter Museum

705 NAS visits the Helicopter Museum

The Helicopter Museum was thrilled to welcome four aircraft from 705 Naval Air Squadron on 30th July 2015. 11 members of 705 NAS plus the station photographer made the flight down, in formation, taking in several landmarks on the way. The museum is the world’s largest dedicated helicopter museum housing over 80 displayed aircraft including… Read more »

Source: 705 NAS, 14-Sep-15

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03-Oct-13 Westland Sea King Mk.4 Yeovilton, UK

Details unknown but reported as a training flight.  Photo of recovery shows tail blades bent round

03-Oct-13

UK: New Sea King squadron takes over in Afghanistan

UK: New Sea King squadron takes over in Afghanistan

857 Naval Air Squadron has handed over responsibility for Sea King airborne surveillance and control duties in Helmand province, Afghanistan, to 854 Naval Air Squadron. Both squadrons are based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose and take it in turns to deploy to Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan. Commander Pat Douglas, the Sea King Force… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 12-Dec-10

British Navy pilots train for Helmand in Californian desert

British Navy pilots train for Helmand in Californian desert

Royal Navy Sea King helicopter pilots and their crews from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) have been training for their deployment to Afghanistan in the Californian desert. The pilots and aircrew from 845 and 846 Naval Air Squadrons have been undergoing environmental qualification training at the Naval Air Facility El Centro, just north of the… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 28-Jul-10

824 Naval Air Squadron wins flight safety award

824 Naval Air Squadron wins flight safety award

824 Naval Air Squadron, based at Royal Navy Air Station Culdrose near Helston in Cornwall has been awarded the Fleet Air Arm’s Bambara Flight Safety Shield.  This annual award was given to 824 NAS in recognition of the Squadron’s commendable Flight Safety ethos throughout the last year. The shield was presented by Rear Admiral Tom… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 20-May-10

77 Royal Navy helicopter crew members receive Afghanistan Operational Service Medals

77 Royal Navy helicopter crew members receive Afghanistan Operational Service Medals

77 Royal Navy Sea King crew members from 857 Naval Air Squadron have been presented with their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals by The Prince of Wales. Naval Officers and Ratings from the Squadron marched from Wellington Barracks past Buckingham Palace and up the Mall to receive the Operational Service Medal at a Royal medal presentation… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 06-May-10