Armed Forces Overviews
Fleet Air Arm
Fleet Air Arm
Culdrose (EGDR)
RNAS; HMS Seahawk
Rwy: 07/25, 12/30, 18/36
Pos: 50°05'08"N 005°15'17"W
Elev: 267 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
750sq Avenger T1
771sq Sea King HU5 (CU-8)16 to (CU-8)29
814sq Merlin HM1 CU-265 to CU-275
820sq Merlin HM1
Merlin HM2
CU-010 to CU-019
824sq Merlin HM1
Merlin HM2
CU-580 to CU-589
829sq Merlin HM1 CU-500 to CU-510
849sq Sea King ASaC7 CU-180 to CU-187
854sq Sea King ASaC7 CU-180 to CU-187
857sq Sea King ASaC7 CU-180 to CU-187
736sq Hawk T1
Hawk T1A
Hawk T1W
Culdrose Engineering Training Section (ETS) Sea King HAS5 -
SFDO - School of Flight Deck Operations Various -
The codes of the Merlins of 829sq are often replaced by codes belonging to the ships they embark on.

Painted in retro blue markings, which was applied to the Sea King HAS1 fleet when it entered service, this 771sq bird sits on the tarmac at its homebase on 21 July 2009.
Photo: Hans Heemskerk
The FRADU operates with a fleet of Hawk T1 aircraft from RNAS Culdrose. A small, two aircraft, detachment is maintained at RNAS Yeovilton. The tailfin of this Hawk is painted in a special "100 Years FAA" colours.
Photo: Hawk Hans Heemskerk
Large red coloured markings identify this Sea King as a Search and Rescue bird, operated by 771sq at RNAS Culdrose.
Photo: Hans Heemskerk
In 2009 the first Merlin HM1 helicopters were returned to AgustaWestland Ltd at Yeovil, where they are to be converted to HM2 standard. Wearing an attractive tiger pattern, this picture shows a Merlin HM1 at its homebase on 21 July 2009
Photo: Erik-Jan Engelen
At Gosport/HMS Sultan one can find the Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS). Amongst the helicopters present for training purposes is this Westland Wasp.
Photo: Erik-Jan Engelen
RNAS; HMS Sultan
Pos: 50°48'07"N 001°09'46"W
Elev: 20 ft
Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
DCMarE - Defence School of Maritime Engineering Various

Plymouth (EGHD)
Rwy: 06/24, 13/31
Pos: 50°25'22"N 004°06'21"W
Elev: 474 ft
Unit Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
FOST - Flag Officer Sea Training AS365N2

Predannack (EGDO)
Rwy: 01/19, 05/23, 10/28, 13/31
Pos: 50°00'04"N 005°13'51"W
Elev: 295 ft
Unit Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
RNSFF - Royal Navy School of Fire Fighting Various
RNAS Predannack is a satellite field of RNAS Culdrose.

Various old RAF and FAA airframes have found their way to RNAS Predannack where they are used to train fire fighters. (21jul09)
Photo: Erik-Jan Engelen
Prestwick (EGPK)
Rwy: 03/21, 13/31
Pos: 55°30'28"N 004°35'12"W
Elev: 65 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
771sq / Prestwick (Gannet) SAR Flight Sea King HU5 (CU-8)16 to (CU-8)29

Yeovilton (EGDY)
Rwy: 04/22, 09/27
Pos: 51°00'34"N 002°38'20"W
Elev: 75 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
700(W)sq Wildcat HMA2
702sq Lynx HMA8SRU 640 to 675
727sq Tutor T1 last two
815sq / HQ Flight Lynx HMA8SRU 301 to 308
815sq / B Section Lynx HMA8SRU 311 to 316
815sq / Ships Flight Lynx HMA8SRU 327 and higher
845sq Sea King HC4 / HC4+ (Y)A to (Y)M
847sq Lynx AH9A (LL) to (LY)
848sq Sea King HC4 WN to WZ
NFSF(FW) - Naval Flying Standards Flight (Fixed Wing) Hawk T1
Hawk T1A
Hawk T1W
RNHF - Royal Navy Historic Flight Chipmunk T10
Sea Fury FB11
Sea Hawk FGA6
Swordfish I
Swordfish II
700(W)sq has been commissioned in May 2009 as the Wildcat fielding and conversion squadron.
Both 702sq and 815sq use various sub marks of the Lynx HAS3 and HMA8 versions.
Possibly 815sq/B Section will be reflagged to 809sq in 2010. It will then become the second Fleet Air Arm Wildcat squadron, after 700(W)sq.
The codes of the Lynx helicopters assigned to 815sq/Ships Flight often are allocated deck landing codes belonging to the ships.
The NFSF(FW) operates with two to three Hawk jets on loan from 736sq(RNAS Culdrose).

The Lynx HAS3/HMA8 fleet will be replaced by the Wildcat. The naval prototype of this helicopter performed its maiden flight end 2010.
Photo: Erik-Jan Engelen
This shot is taken at a hot Refuel point at the Salisbury Plain. This area is used by the British military for large scale, joint-service training, often prior to deployment to Afghanistan.
Photo: Hans Heemskerk
Lynx HAS3 Royal Navy XZ229 Volkel 18-06-2009 Mike Schoenmaker.jpg
Photo: Mike Schoenmaker
Merlin HM.1_ZH840_NL-38_Volkel_20062009_NielsHoogenboom.jpg
Photo: Niels Hoogenboom
Merlin_ZH838_Kl-Brogel_18sep09 Richard Baas.jpg
Photo: Richard Baas
Seaking HC4 Royal Navy ZF115R Fairford 18-07-2009 (2) Mike Schoenmaker.jpg
Photo: Mike Schoenmaker
Photo: Tim Raats
ZD 636 Salisbury Plain 22jul09 Hans Heemskerk.jpg
Photo: Hans Heemskerk
ZF 121 Salisbury Plain Hans Heemskerk..jpg
Photo: Hans Heemskerk
ZH 802 Culdrose The Harriers still taxiing every day for training Hans Heemskerk.jpg
Photo: Hans Heemskerk
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