Wednesday, 24 July 2013

824 Squadron Update – this Naval Air Squadron based at Culdrose and which since June 2000 has operated eight (8) MERLIN HM.1 helicopters to meet its roles as the Operational Conversion Unit training.  Pilots, Observers and Aircrew will be the first to receive the MERLIN HM.2.   The Squadron’s role is of course related to Anti-Submarine Warfare and Search and Rescue and the aircrews go to one of the front line MERLIN Squadrons 814, 820, and 829 Naval Air Squadron which in due course will receive the MERLIN HM.2.

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