Culdrose 2000Back to Country
Date: 19 July 2000
Made by: Scramble, Marcel Rooymans
A relatively new aircraft type in the inventory of the Royal Navy is the Merlin. This ZH844
was not wearing any squadron badge when it was placed in the static display of the show at Culdrose.
Photo Tom McGheeMore pictures of this airshow, see f4 Aviation
Static: 625 Lynx HAS2(FN) 34F ZJ240/U Griffin HT1 60sq XX187 Hawk T1A FRADU ZA111/565-CU Jetstream T2 750sq ZE438/76 Jetstream T3 HeronFlt ZH844 Merlin HM1 nb XV250/50 Nimrod MR2 KinlossWing XV661/821-CU Sea King HAS5U 771sq XV700/005 Sea King HAS6 820sq ZE418/182-CU Sea King AEW2 849sq ZJ275/75 Squirrel HT1 DFHS ZA793/BA Tornado GR1 14sq G-KAWW Wasp HAS1 'XT781/426' ex NZ3908 G-PRII Hunter PR11 WT723/866 N5315V UH-12C private Hangar C2 (open): XS885/512-DD Wessex HAS1 instructional Hangar C3/ (open): XX171/171 Hawk T1 FRADU XX301, XX322 Hawk T1A FRADU Hangar D1 (open/closed): XV708/501-CU Sea King HAS6 810sq ZA126/504-CU Sea King HAS6 810sq ZA127 Sea King HAS6 810sq ZA168/CU Sea King HAS6 810sq Hangar D2 (open/closed): ZA169/500-CU Sea King HAS6 810sq The doors of this hangar were open in the morning, but closed in the afternoon. Hangar D5 (closed): XV660/269-N Sea King HAS6 instructional This is the ETS hangar. The tail of XV708 could also be found inside, while the other parts of this aircraft could be found in a hangar on the other side of the field. Hangar E1 (closed): ZH825/535-CU Merlin HM1 700Msq ZH827/537 Merlin HM1 700Msq ZH837/540 Merlin HM1 700Msq ZH839/539-CU Merlin HM1 700Msq The ZH839 was towed out of the hangar and parked next to the other two Merlins that could be seen outside near lunchtime. Hangar E2 (closed): ZH828/538 Merlin HM1 700Msq ZH833/580 Merlin HM1 824sq ZH835/581 Merlin HM1 824sq ZH838/584 Merlin HM1 824sq Hangar W3 (closed): ZH826, ZH831 Merlin HM1 nmks ZH843 Merlin HM1 nmks Hangar W4 (closed): XV696/267 Sea King HAS6 814sq XV699/826 Sea King HAS5U 771sq ZA134/824 Sea King HAS5U 771sq Flightline: ZD464/54 ZG859/91 Harrier GR7 nn XX157, XX201 Hawk T1A nmks (FRADU) XX230/230 Hawk T1A FRADU XX286 Hawk T1A FRADU XX315, XX337 Hawk T1A FRADU XX308 Hawk T1 CFS/Red Arrows XX311 Hawk T1 FRADU ZH800/716 Sea Harrier F/A2 899sq ZA399/AJ-C Tornado GR1B 617sq ZA613 Tornado GR1 15sq ZE258/AQ Tornado F3 56sq ZE339/AV Tornado F3 56sq ZF207/207 Tucano T1 1FTS ZF413/413 Tucano T1 1FTS G-BMGC Swordfish 3 W5856/A2-A G-BVWC Canberra B2/6 WK163 G-BWGK Hunter GA11 XE689/864-VL G-VMPR Vampire T11 XE920 Elsewhere (static side): XX478/564-CU Jetstream T2 750sq XX481/560-CU Jetstream T2 750sq XX486/569-CU Jetstream T2 750sq XX487/568-CU Jetstream T2 750sq XX488/562-CU Jetstream T2 750sq ZA110/563-CU Jetstream T2 750sq XZ243 Lynx HAS3 dumped ZH836/582-CU Merlin HM1 824sq ZH842/585-CU Merlin HM1 824sq WF225 Sea Hawk F1 gate guard Elsewhere (far side): XV359/035 Buccaneer S2B preserved ZA130/824-CU Sea King HAS5U 771sq ZA137/820-CU Sea King HAS5U 771sq plus two more Sea Kings, coded 181 and 506. Sportsfield (just outside the gate): ZA776 Gazelle AH1 847sq ZD282/L Lynx AH7 847sq ZA293/ZO Sea King HC4 848sq ZA299/ZT Sea King HC4 848sq ZA312/ZS Sea King HC4 848sq ZB507/ZN Sea King HC4 848sq ZD476/ZU Sea King HC4 848sq ZD480/E Sea King HC4 845sq ZF122/VU Sea King HC4 846sq ZF123/VY Sea King HC4 846sq ZG822/VN Sea King HC4 846sq Allt he above choppers departed from the far side of the base to the sportsfield during the morning and were operating from this field during the flying display. Flying only: 60-0007/MT B-52H 23rd BS 62-3564 KC-135R 351st ARS