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Change of RNAS Culdrose Second in Command

Change of RNAS Culdrose Second in Command

Last Friday saw an end of era as second in Command at RNAS Culdrose, the Executive Officer, Commander Ian Fitter handed over to long term Culdrose aviator Commander Paul ‘Rex’ Harrison. Commander Fitter joined Culdrose as the Executive officer in April 2015. He thoroughly enjoyed being back home, both professionally, as he spent much of… Read more »

Source: RNAS Culdrose, 16-May-17

Royal Navy SAR Sea Kings leave Culdrose for the last time

Royal Navy SAR Sea Kings leave Culdrose for the last time

On Monday 11th April, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose waved goodbye to its iconic Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters for the last time. During the late morning, the final three aircraft flew from the Helston base to HMS Sultan. The much-loved red and grey aircraft have flown from RNAS Culdrose since 1988. Brave aviators… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 13-Apr-16

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CAE to support UK MoD Merlin Life Sustainment Programme

CAE to support UK MoD Merlin Life Sustainment Programme

CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract by AgustaWestland to support the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s Merlin Life Sustainment Programme. The contract was signed in CAE’s fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and included in the value of contracts announced on April 8, 2015. AgustaWestland is the prime contractor responsible for the… Read more »

Source: CAE, 04-Jun-15

UK military extends AW101 suppert contact with AgustaWestland by five years

UK military extends AW101 suppert contact with AgustaWestland by five years

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the third five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract provides a comprehensive availability based support package for the UK MoD’s fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters for the period 1st… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Mar-15

Culdrose team start the very last Sea King “Zonal Survey”

Culdrose team start the very last Sea King “Zonal Survey”

Two Royal Navy Air Branch Reservists from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose have started the very last ever “Flying-MOT” of a Sea King Mk 5 before the aircraft is retired from service next year. The veteran Air Engineers, Chief Petty Officers Bruce Rowarth and Andy Harding who have served most of their naval careers with… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 16-Feb-15

UK – New Commanding Officer at RNAS Culdrose

UK – New Commanding Officer at RNAS Culdrose

Captain Adrian Orchard OBE has joined Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose as its new Commanding Officer. Bringing a wealth of operational expertise, Captain Orchard takes the reins at a very important time for the Cornish Air Station and will lead a team driving a variety of frontline deployments, supporting the Royal Navy whenever and wherever… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 22-Jan-15

Culdrose SAR helicopter crew bravery award

Culdrose SAR helicopter crew bravery award

THE crew of a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose are to receive an award for bravery today at a national awards ceremony by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. See Full Story

Source: West Briton, 09-Oct-14

Norbert Dentressangle secures contract renewal with AgustaWestland

Norbert Dentressangle secures contract renewal with AgustaWestland

Norbert Dentressangle has secured a major contract renewal with AgustaWestland; the Anglo-Italian helicopter company that is one of the world’s leading providers to military and commercial operators in the vertical lift market. Owned by Italy’s Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland operates globally through a number of subsidiaries, joint ventures and collaborative programmes with major aerospace and defence companies…. Read more »

Source: Norbert Dentressangle, 06-Dec-13

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UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

Work will be carried out at 4 bases where the Apaches and Merlins operate – RAF Benson, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Army Air Corps airfields at Wattisham and Middle Wallop and at Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca sites in the UK and France. Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:  “This contract will… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 12-Sep-13

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UK – Proposal for military to back up Police

UK – Proposal for military to back up Police

On Thursday 15th November, UK held its first ever Police chief elections and 41 new “Police and Crime Commissioners” have been elected across England and Wales in an attempt to give the public a say in cutting crime in their area. In the far southwest of England lies the counties of Devon and Cornwall, which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Nov-12

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Helicopter base to welcome Olympic Flame into UK

Helicopter base to welcome Olympic Flame into UK

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that the Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall on 18 May 2012. In addition to being close to the start point of the Torch Relay at Land’s End, the arrival of the… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 06-Feb-12

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UK: Progress on new helicopter facilities at RNAS Culdrose

UK: Progress on new helicopter facilities at RNAS Culdrose

Defence Estates (DE) is overseeing an important project to build bespoke new facilities for the four Sea King helicopter squadrons based at the Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall. Construction work is well underway on the first of two new buildings at the base, which will co-locate key engineering and maintenance areas with… Read more »

Source: UK Ministry of Defence, 06-Apr-10

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UK Government assures future of RNAS Culdrose

UK Government assures future of RNAS Culdrose

The announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence concerning the future plans for UK military helicopters will have a positive effect on operations at RNAS Culdrose.

Source: Falmouth Packet, 18-Dec-09

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Police near British naval helicopter base warn again shining high-powered torches at aircraft at night

Source: BBC, 13-Mar-09

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