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28 Oct 2016

First Ever Use Of The Helicopter For An Assault Landing

Operation Musketeer was the Anglo-French plan for the invasion of the Suez Canal in 1956. This was the first ever use of helicopters for an assault landing.

ZZ530 lands on at 825 NAS
28 Oct 2016

ROYAL NAVY TAKE DELIVERY OF THEIR FINAL WILDCAT HELICOPTER

825 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) has taken delivery of the Royal Navy’s final Wildcat HMA2 at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.

26 Oct 2016

Royal Navy’s newest helicopter lands on HMS Daring

One of the Royal Navy’s newest helicopters has landed on the flight deck of HMS Daring for its first operational deployment on a Type 45 destroyer in the Gulf.

26 Oct 2016

FLEET AIR ARM IS IN THE VANES

CHIEF Petty Officer (CPO) at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton notches up over 9000 flying hours in 9 different aircraft types with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Arm and achieves 100 hours with the only flying Mk1 Swordfish.

Commanding Officer (CO) Commodore Jon Pentreath OBE with Lieutenant Commander Chris Gotke AFC CO of
26 Oct 2016

HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY TO THE OLDEST FAIREY SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD!

TODAY on Trafalgar day 75 years ago Fairey Swordfish W5856 with the Royal Naval Historic Flight 9RNHF) took her maiden flight.

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