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  • 28 June 2016

    Everything is ready for the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton International Air Day 2016 to take to the skies on Saturday, July 2. In its seventieth anniversary (the first event was staged in 1947), Air Day is one of the Royal Navy’s premier annual events and among the South West’s key single-day shows, attracting up to […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Neil Thompson OBE RN, Commander Air at RNAS Yeovilton opened an evening of flight safety promotion, which was provided by the UK’s General Aviation Safety Council. There was a fantastic turn out and representatives from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and local flying schools, including the Devon and Wessex Popular Flying Association Struts […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton recently opened a new facility which will provide survival training in the event of a helicopter incident or accident over the water. The Royal Navy School of Maritime SERE (survive, evade, resist, escape) and underwater escape training unit (UETU) was opened by Rear Admiral Keith Blount who welcomed all […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Fourteen university students were given a taste of naval aviation as they joined 727 Naval Air Squadron for two weeks. The students, who normally serve with University Royal Naval Units and their P2000 patrol boats, were treated to a fortnight at RNAS Yeovilton where they learned the basics of flight and were immersed into the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Staff and students from the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School (RNAESS), based at HMS Sultan had a special way of saying goodbye to the Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter fleet which is officially leaving service today. 440 of them gathered on the parade ground recently to spell out the word ‘Farewell’ to the Royal […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    With the decommissioning of Royal Navy Lynx helicopters set for March 31, 2017, the last Lynx to deploy – Flight 208 – returned home together with HMS Portland on March 10. Commander (Cdr) Phil Richardson the Commanding Officer of 815 Naval Air Station welcomed 208 Flight back into the fold amongst their family members, friends and […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Royal Marines first improved Merlin Mk4 performed its maiden flight earlier in the week at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Working under a 2014-contract worth £330 million (€400), engineers from Leonardo are converting 25 Royal Air Force AW101 Merlin Mk.3 and Mk3A helicopters to replace the Royal Navy’s fleet of Sea King Mk4 helicopters. […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Award-winning Yeovilton Air Day – the main public showcase for naval aviation in 2012 – has been officially launched in Somerset, with this year’s event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Falklands. The show, which takes place on Saturday June 23, is one of the largest one-day events in the South-west, and returns this summer […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2013
    Training & Education

    His Royal Highness the Duke of York visited Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton to mark the end of service of the Lynx Mk3 Full Mission Simulator (FMS) having himself first flown in it in 1984. As the Royal Navy’s Lynx Mk3 helicopters come to the end of their operational lives and the last airframe […]

  • 10 July 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The British Navy has begun training the first aircrew to fly its next-generation helicopter, the Wildcat. Five Fleet Air Arm pilots and observers are undergoing conversion training at the new Wildcat Training Centre in RNAS Yeovilton right now with the helicopter, successor to the fabled Lynx, just 18 months from front-line service. From the beginning […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Tens of thousands of people gathered along the River Mersey in Liverpool as part of a weekend of events commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic, including a spectacular flypast of Fleet Air Arm aircraft from RNAS Culdrose and Yeovilton. A Service of remembrance attended by Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal and […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Blue skies and glorious sunshine set off a glittering line up for International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.   For the second year running temperatures soared at the Royal Navy’s Premier Air Day as thousands enjoyed an annual banquet of aviation. Bathed in the sunshine crowds at Air Day saw aircraft […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious support ship RFA Mounts Bay became one of the busiest airfields in the UK as she conducted flying training with four squadrons and four different types of helicopters. Her flight deck witnessed more than 350 deck landings – including 100 by the new Wildcat – during three weeks of intensive training off the south […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Junglie Sea King’s and a Lynx Helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton were busy during the annual Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor. Poor weather conditions battered the 2,400 competitors who set off from Okehampton Camp in thick fog and unseasonably low temperatures; they were tackling routes covering 35, 45 or 55 miles. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter from 815 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, lit up the night sky with her decoy flares as part of an exercise in the Indian Ocean. The helicopter is on a nine-month deployment to the Gulf with HMS Richmond, a Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate which is silhouetted in the background. […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    We bring you the image of the Royal UK Navy HMS Dragon’s Lynx helicopter firing infra red flares during an exercise over the Type 45 destroyer in 2013. As well as flying her own Lynx helicopter – of 815 Naval Air Squadron based in Yeovilton – Dragon has been flexing muscle as part of joint […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Training & Education

    An aircraft at the cutting edge of naval airpower will return to RNAS Yeovilton for its annual Air Day on 23 June. Living up to its name, the Dassault Rafale (‘Squall’, or ‘Hurricane’) will tear through the skies over this key Royal Naval Air Station. The Dassault Rafale M is the French Navy’s most modern […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Nearly seven months after departure embarked in HMS Defender 217 Lynx Flight return home to Yeovilton. The Lynx Mk 8 celebrated her 35th birthday while onboard and has been embarked on the Type 45 Destroyer since departing Portsmouth at the beginning of June this year to be engaged in patrols in the Persian Gulf as part […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The eyes of the Tigers are now on watch over the Channel as helicopters from 814 Naval Air Squadron join the massive security effort shielding the Olympics. Merlins from the Culdrose-based squadron – known throughout the Fleet Air Arm as the Tigers – have decamped from Cornwall to RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset for the duration […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean returned home to naval base Devonport on December 19, concluding her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship. The ship was scheduled to enter Devonport on December 20, welcomed by families and friends, but a forecast of thick fog brought her final operational homecoming forward by a day. Ocean, […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter has wrapped up its integration aboard a German Navy frigate during her pre-deployment training which started in April this year. The Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton-based helicopter spent seven weeks aboard the Bremen-class frigate FGS Lübeck. This was also the first time the Royal Navy’s newest operational helicopter has embarked with […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Lynx Defender returned home to Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton following a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. During their 263 days away from the UK, 239 Lynx Flight from 815 Naval Air Squadron home base Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton, Somerset has been deployed in HMS Defender and their families waited to […]

  • 18 July 2012

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first of the Royal Marines’ upgraded Mk4 Merlin helicopters recently visited its future home at Yeovilton air base for refueling. The second-generation battlefield Merlin, factory model MLSP 1, tail number ZJ122, made the debut as the air station prepared for its annual air day on July 8. The helicopter was originally a khaki green Merlin […]