UK: Royal Navy Lynx Training Squadron Gets New Commanding Officer
During a handover ceremony at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton Cdr Rimington took over the reins from Cdr Peter Hoare, who moves on to an appointment at the Fleet Headquarters in Portsmouth.
“I have had a fantastic and rewarding time at 702 and although sad to be leaving such a great Squadron, I am delighted to be leaving it in such capable hands” said Cdr Hoare.
702 NAS has a complement of around 160 aircrew and maintainers operating both dual control and operational Lynx variants. The primary purpose of the Squadron is to provide training for aircrew and maintenance personnel to enable them to operate in the highly demanding maritime aviation environment.
Cdr Rimington said:
“I am delighted to be returning to the Lynx fold. It is an exciting time to be joining, and we will aim to build on the strong position 702 Sqn is in now as we face the challenges of transitioning the Force towards Wildcat.”
Naval Today Staff, July 18, 2012; Image: Royal Navy