30 COMMANDO MERLIN COURSE WINGS PARADE FOR PILOTS & CREWMEN
846 Naval Air Squadron is CHF’s flying training squadron, which trains new helicopter pilots or converts existing helicopter pilots to fly the Merlin helicopter in CHF. It also trains existing Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel to become Aircrewmen in CHF’s Merlin and Wildcat helicopters. It is noteworthy to recognise that training to be a front-line helicopter pilot takes five years. The conversion training course conducted by 846 NAS lasts one year and it is the final year of the five.