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  • 15 July 2014

    The Lynx Mark 8, Flight 203, has returned to Royal UK Naval Air Station Yeovilton following a 6 month embarkation in HMS Somerset which saw them assist in discovering 55 kilograms of heroin, street value £8.5 million.   The Aircrew have now been away from home for 6 months embarked in HMS Somerset a Plymouth-based Type 23 […]

  • 22 July 2014

    The world’s last remaining flying Avro Vulcan bomber has landed at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset.   The aircraft (XH558) will fly as part of RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2014 which takes place this Saturday the 26th July 2014. Avro Vulcan XH558 “The Spirit of Great Britain” is the only airworthy […]

  • 8 July 2014

    Royal UK Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 26th July for the Royal Navy’s premier airshow.   The Air Day, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day with thrilling flying displays. The award-winning airshow attracts over 35,000 visitors, significant UK/Foreign military participation and support […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aspiring young Design and Technology Students from across Cornwall descended on Royal UK Naval Air Station Culdrose to compete in a prestigious Engineering Challenge competition.   Merlin Mk 2 training squadron, 824 NAS, paid host to the “Lockheed Martin Schools Engineering Challenge” which has been designed to inspire year 9 students who hope to follow […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Captain Mark Garratt MA FCMI FRAeS Royal Navy has taken over as the Commanding Officer of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose from Captain Willie Entwisle OBE MVO who has moved on to a Job in London with the Ministry of Defence. Marking his final day in charge at HMS Seahawk, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Training & Education

    At the end of the Royal Visit to West Cornwall Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh flew out of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose on route back to London. Arriving by the Diamond Jubilee Royal Train at St Erth station, the royal couple went on to unveil a plaque and signed the […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, retiring First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, since 2009, paid a final farewell visit to Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose bidding a fond goodbye to aviators and engineers. He hands over the helm of the senior service to an ex Sea king pilot, Admiral Sir George […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose hosted a “Citizenship for Life” (C4L) programme for young people in West Cornwall, putting over 20 students and their mentors through a busy day of exercises and demanding challenges. C4L is an award winning programme that has been running for three years with an aim to inspire and motivate young […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Merlin helicopters from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose have began scouring hundreds of square miles of the Central Mediterranean as the Royal Navy’s humanitarian mission moves up a gear. 814 Naval Air Squadron’s Merlin’s are scanning large swathes of the Mediterranean Sea on the lookout for people in peril. Having completed a 1,000-mile journey across […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two of the UK’s most technologically advanced fighting machines have paired up off the South West coast to practise working together in a spectacular display. Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender and Eurofighter Typhoons from the RAF’s II(AC) Squadron have been training off the coast of the UK for the past few days, honing […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and three Merlin helicopters are now ready to operate in the Mediterranean, working closely with the Italian Navy, and coordinated via Rome. The 19,000 tonne amphibious ship will work in tandem with the surveillance helicopters to provide a wide ranging search and rescue capability. The aircraft, from Royal Naval Air Station […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    US defense and aerospace giant Boeing has delivered the first of nine Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft to the UK armed forces. The aircraft, with military registration ZP801, was handed over in a ceremony in Seattle that was attended by Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel. An RAF crew will start training on the […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A UK test team including personnel from BAE Systems, has successfully completed initial aircraft handling trials for ASRAAM and Paveway IV weapons on the F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, United States. The trial or ‘dummy’ weapons rounds, which are identical in fit and form to the operational weapons, […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defense has signed a five-year deal worth £271 million with Leonardo Helicopters to continue support work on the Wildcat helicopters. The MOD hailed the deal as one that would sustain approximately 500 jobs, primarily at Leonardo’s facilities in Yeovil and Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Yeowilton is the home of Wildcat training […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK’s first Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first flight, marking another milestone ahead of delivery in early 2020. Following this first test flight, the aircraft will transfer from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to Boeing Defense, Space and Security to be fitted out with the Poseidon-specific military systems. The aircraft is […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded a £135million contract for the construction of a new hangar for its F-35B aircraft. The hangar will be located at RAF Marham and will house 12 of the new fast jet aircraft which will deploy from there to the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. It will improve existing facilities, including resurfacing […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    849 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) has set off for the Gulf this week to support Royal Navy and coalition forces on operations in the Middle East. 849 NAS has played an essential role in training the Culdrose Sea King Force aircrew and engineers as well as supporting frontline operations. It has also supported various UK […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B Lightning II aircraft took off from the ski jump loaded with Paveway IV and ASRAAM missiles for the first time, BAE Systems announced. Installed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the ski jump is similar to that which will be used on the Royal Navy’s two new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft […]

  • 16 July 2014

    HMS Mersey arrived in the Isles of Scilly on Tuesday July 15 to host an historic signature ceremony for the final Armed Forces Community Covenant in the country.   The last of just over 400 Armed Forces Community Covenants in the UK was signed whilst the ship was anchored off St Mary’s. HMS Mersey hosted […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a ten day work-up on-board HMS Illustrious around the Cornish coast, the Merlin Carrier Air Group (MCAG) prepare to “Go Deep” as they sail westwards out into the Atlantic in pursuit of Submarines.   Exercise Deep Blue has so far seen the Merlin Mk 2s from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose put through their […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A team of classes and staff from the Royal Navy Air Engineering & Survival School (RNAESS), HMS Sultan visited the USA in order to equip the future Fleet Air Arm (FAA) engineers with experience of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and fixed-wing carrier based aviation. Junior Officers from the Systems Engineering and Management Course (Air […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After five years of land-based operations in Afghanistan, the Royal Navy’s Sea King Force has fully returned to sea, flying their helicopters from Royal Navy ships in the Gulf. Whilst operating from Camp Bastion since May 2009, the ‘Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (SKASaC) Force’, nicknamed ‘The Baggers’, used hi-tech surveillance systems developed to […]

  • 14 January 2013

    Defence Ministers Andrew Robathan and Philip Dunne, plus one of the UK’s most senior military commanders, saw the RN’s Gulf mission first-hand on a visit to Bahrain. Armed Forces Minister Mr Robathan and Mr Dunne, who’s responsible for defence equipment, and Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander Joint Forces Command, visited Royal Navy vessels […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Duncan returned to naval base Portsmouth from her maiden nine-month deployment to the Middle East on November 27. The Type 45 destroyer – the UK’s newest warship – left the UK in March and has sailed 43,000 nautical miles and visited 14 countries. She has policed busy shipping lanes in seven different seas and […]

  • 24 May 2018

    Royal Navy sailors who will be in charge of flight deck operations aboard the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) have visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland to get acquainted with the F-35B Lightning II. Up to this point, flying control and flight deck control teams assigned to the UK’s flagship aircraft carrier have […]

  • 11 September 2014

    Three experienced members of the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) Air Branch embarked on RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) Argus for the Bournemouth Air Festival.   The Air Branch members between them have 110 years of naval aviation experience and joined RFA Argus for the duration of the Bournemouth Air Festival. The three Aircraft Handlers ran aviation […]

  • 9 October 2014

    Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and the Royal UK Navy’s ‘floating clinic’ RFA Argus will join the fight to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Three Merlins from 820 Naval Air Squadron will join Argus and sail to Sierra Leone to support UK’s growing effort on land to deal with the […]

  • 13 November 2012

    THE first Royal Navy Lynx helicopter to join a French frigate on a full counter-piracy deployment has arrived on board the ship in Toulon. As part of the initiative for the UK and French armed forces to work more closely together, the Lynx Mark 8 aircraft from Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton will deploy with […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Training & Education

    After four years of spending most of their time over the sands of Afghanistan, the Sea Kings of the Commando Helicopter Force have spent the spring finding their sea legs again. The helicopters – known as the Junglies – have taken part in a succession of training exercises to re-learn the art of flying at […]