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agustawestland eh.101

in united kingdom Fleet Air Arm


Del'd: 44 - 1998 to present







eh.101 Fleet Air Arm


History of this Model in this Organisation:


1998 - 44 HM.1 Merlin
2012 - 30 to be upgraded as HM.2
2014 - ex RAF HC.3 for the Royal Marine Commando, during retirement of Sea King HC.4/HC.6 fleet.
2015 - HC.3i interim variant awaiting for the HC.4
2016 - Mk.4 variant for the Royal Marines Commando (MLSP)
2018 - Mk.5 AEW variant



eh.101 Fleet Air Arm



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News about this Model in this Organisation:

Thales Radar for the Royal Navy Merlin AEW Variant, 22-May-15 : The MOD and Lockheed Martin UK, as the prime contractor for Crowsnest, have selected Thales as the chosen bidder to provide the radar and mission system at the heart of the Crowsnest capability.

UK Sign 5 Another Years For AW101 Fleet Support, 26-Mar-15 : AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the third five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract.

Ultra Electronics Sonobuoys for Royal Navy Merlin, 10-Feb-15 : Ultra Electronics announces that its Sonar Systems business, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been awarded a £18m contract to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s Merlin maritime patrol helicopter.

Royal Navy Merlin Deliver Aid in Fight Against Ebola, 26-Nov-14 : The fliers of 820 Naval Air Squadron stepped in to fly urgent supplies in for the UN’s World Food Programme in the ongoing international effort to stem the tide of the disease.

Ten year for Royal Navy Merlin, 29-Sep-11 : The Navy’s largest and most powerful helicopter is celebrating ten years on the front line – as aircrew at Culdrose have been given a chance to glimpse into the future of the Merlin.

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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2015/now814 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2014/now829 squadron RNAS Culdrose
2013/now824 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2013/now820 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2004/14829 squadron RNAS Culdrose
2003/13820 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2001/14814 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2000/13824 NAS RNAS Culdrose
1998/01700 NASRNAS Culdrose

Aircraft Platform:

Classes
CVS Invincible class
H Argus class
DDG Type 45 Daring class
FF Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class
FF Type 23 Duke class
FS River (Batch 2) class
FS Modified River class
L Albion class
AO Fort I class (1978)
AO Fort II class (1992)
AO Wave class






Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    50001 1987     ZF641: RN type:HM1; 2010 i/a for SFDO./641 at EGDR
Westland PP1: First british development aircraft first flight 9 Oct 1+
    50005 1989     ZF649: 2006 pictured at HMS Sultan/Gosport
Westland PP5: Westland, f/f 24oct89

First standard Naval Merlin used in sea trails on HMS N+
    50011 hm.1     ZH821: 50011/RN01; 2013 str
    50013 hm.1     ZH822: 50013/RN02
Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50017 hm.1     ZH823: 50017/RN03
Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50021 hm.1     ZH824: 50021/RN04. 829 sqd
    50025 hm.1     ZH825: 50025/RN05
Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50029 hm.1 1998     ZH826: 50029/RN06; 24jul99 asg 700Sqn at Fairford air show
hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP01; Aug12 first airframe at Yeovil
Ministry of Defence (MoD) ZH826: detached from Boscombe Down to conduct Merlin HM.2 firs+
    50037 hm.1     ZH827: 50037/RN07; pictured during RNAS Culdrose Air Day 2008 with +
hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP20; Jul14 820Sq (0)15
    50040 hm.1 1998     ZH828: RN from 1999 50040/RN08 in 2004 /CU-013 820Sqn. ; 2006 /CU-0+
20dec13 pictured (pic1) at Yeovil
07sep14 pictured as /88 (pic2) during Air Waves at Portrush
    50043 hm.1     ZH829: 50043/RN09; 2009 829Sq
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP04, Nov14
    50051 hm.1     ZH830: 50051/RN10
    50053 hm.1 1999     ZH831: RN 50053/RN11; ff 04 Feb 1999; dd 11 Mar 1999, to CU; 700S+
2007 820Sqn /14 ; 2008 814Sqn /14 ; 2009 814Sqn /11
hm.2 Conv HM.2 type MCSP02, Mar14
QinetiQ ZH831: Sep14, AEW prototype, fitted with dual Crowsnest ASaC s+
    50057 hm.1     ZH832: 03+04 July 2010 829Sqn. on board HMS Richmond (F239). Partic+
Jul10 pictured departing from Pool of London on HMS Richmond+
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP08; Apr13 824Sqn /(5)85
QinetiQ ZH832: 50057/RN12; 23jul02 QinetiQ
    50061 hm.1 1997     ZH833: 50061/RN13 f/f 03jun99, d/d 06jul99
18jul00 pictured (top) at RNAS Culdrose
2004 asg 829 NAS HQ
12nov13 pictured (bot) at Yeovil
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP13; Apr14 829Sq
    50065 hm.1 1999     ZH834: 50065/RN14 d/d 2002. 2009 /86 824Sqn.
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP07; Jun13 824Sqn /(5)84
    50067 hm.1     ZH835: 50067/RN15. 814Sqd
24jul13 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
    50072 hm.1 1999     ZH836: 50072/RN16; 2009 824Sqn
hm.2 Conv HM.2 type MCSP18; May14 829Sq /(0)01
11jul14 pictured (pic1) at RIAT 2014
Nov14 asg 829Sq, embarked HMS St Albans
19jul15 pictured (pic2) at RIAT 2015, HM.2 type. HMS St Alba+
    50074 hm.1     ZH837: 50074/RN17; 30jul09 pictured at RNAS Culdrose as 829Sqn /Kin+
2011 829Sqn /503
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP11; Aug14 829Sq
    50077 hm.1     ZH838: 50077/RN18; 20sep09 pictured (top) at Leopoldsburg-Beverlo a+
20jul11 as /86 of 824Sqn at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
05jul13 pictured (bot) at RAF Waddington
16-24jun14 814Sqn./70 Nato Tiger Meet 2014
    50081 hm.1 1999     ZH839: RN 50081/RN19 d/d 2000.; 2009 824Sqn./83
24jul13 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
    50085 hm.1 1999     ZH840: 700(M)Sq/537 by May 2003; to USA via Southampton Mar 2004, t+
Culdrose storage by 1985; 829Sq HQ Flt/501 by Nov 2006; 829S+
50085/RN20; 2006/09 829Sq /NL-38
829Sq Monmouth Flt/502 by Mar 2009 until May 2009; 824Sq/581+
2010 pictured as /81 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP19; Aug14 820Sq /(0)14
    50087 hm.1 1999     ZH841: RN 50087/RN21; 824Sqn; 2004 820Sqn /CU-012; 2011 829Sqn /502
19jul11 pictured (top) as /502 of 829 NAS at RNAS Culdrose
noted as 829NAS /502 aboard HMS Sutherland, while departing +
10mar13 pictured (bot) as 829Sqn /501 embarked HMS St Albans+
    50091 hm.1     ZH842: RN 50091/RN22
18jul00 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
2009 824Sqn /CU-88
hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP10; Oct14 824Sq /(5)86
    50093 hm.1     ZH843: 50093/RN23; Royal Navy 814Sqn
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP03, Feb12
    50101 hm.1 1999     ZH844: 50101/RN24. Crashed on an 824Sqn Observer instructor trainin+
this aircraft did not crash at RNAS Culdrose, this one ditch+
w/o 27 Oct 2000 off Raasay while conducting sonar trials wit+
2008 wreck at FSAIU (Yeovilton)
    50105 hm.1     ZH845: 50105/RN25; 2009 814Sqn
hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP12; Nov13 824Sq (5)81
    50109 hm.1     ZH846: 50109/RN26; 2008 pictured (top) as 829 NAS during RNAS Culdr+
10sep13 pictured (bot) on HMS Defender at HMNB Devonport, P+
    50111 hm.1     ZH847: 50111/RN27. 2009 /13 824Sqn.
    50116 hm.1     ZH848: 50116/RN28. 820 sqn. ; 2004 /LA-457 824Sqn.
829Sq St Albans Flt/503 Oct 2009 until c Aug 2010.
    50118 hm.1     ZH849: 50118/RN29
    50125 hm.1 2000     ZH850: 50125/RN30 d/d 09apr01; 814 Sq/266-R by Sep 2001 still Sep +
19jul11 pictured (pic1) as /12 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP09; Apr13 824Sqn /(5)80
05jul13 pictured (pic2) at RAF Waddington
24jul13 as 824Sqn /80 picture at RNAS Culdrose
17oct14 820Sqn /80 embarked RFA Argus for Sierra Leone
06apr15 pictured (pic3) disembarked for RNAS Culdrose from R+
    50127 hm.1     ZH851: 50127/RN31; 19jul11 pictured as /13 of 820Sqn at RNAS Culdro+
    50131 hm.1     ZH852: 50131/RN32. 829 sqn. ; IN 2004 /CU-583 824Sqn.
Feb.2012 on HMS Somerset (F82) in Malta
08jul12 pictured as 824Sqn /82 at RIAT air show
    50135 hm.1     ZH853: 50135/RN33; 2009 814Sqn
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP06; Apr13 824Sqn /(5)83
    50139 hm.1     ZH854: 50139/RN34. 814Sqn. ; 2003 /CU-580 824Sqn. ; 2004 /CU-580 82+
10jul10 pictured as /84 Gawaine of 824Sqn during RNAS Yeovil+
    50143 hm.1     ZH855: 50143/RN35; 02jul11 pictured as 824Sqn /83 at RAF Waddington
16-24jun14 814Sqn./68 Nato Tiger Meet 2014
    50147 hm.1 2001     ZH856: d/d 20 Dec 2001, 814Sq/267 by Mar 2002 until Apr 2005, to AM+
50147/RN36 Royal Navy HM1; May 2011 pictured (top) at Southe+
26apr12 Falmouth exercise
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP16; Feb14 820Sq /(0)13
13jul14 pictured (bot) on static display at Royal Internatio+
17oct14 820Sqn embarked RFA Argus for Sierra Leone. Disembar+
    50151 hm.1     ZH857: 50151/RN37
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP17; Jul14 829Sq
    50155 hm.1 2000     ZH858: 50155/RN38; RN allocated to 829 Monmouth Flight 2002 - April+
829 NAS Northumberland Flt embarked HMS Northumberland Oct 2+
2011 829 Sqn /38
18apr11 pictured (top) as /538 at RNAS Culdrose
27jul12 pictured (bot) as /83 at Falmouth, Cornwall
    50159 hm.1     ZH859: 50159/RN39, 824Sqn /854; w/o 30mar04 crashed at RNAS Culdros+
    50164 hm.1     ZH860: 50164/RN40. 829 sqn; 16may11 pictured at NATO Tiger Meet (n+
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP27; Sep14 820Sq /(0)16
    50168 hm.1     ZH861: RN 50168/RN41.; 2003 824Sqn.; 2009 824Sqn./84
21jul13 pictured (top) at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford
24jul13 pictured (top) as 829 NAS /10-NL at RNAS Culdrose
    50171 hm.1     ZH862: RN 50171/RN42; 2003 824Sqn ; 2004 820Sqn /CU-010
17jul10 pictured at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT+
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP05; Feb13 824Sqn /(5)82
    50175 hm.1     ZH863: 50175/RN43; 20mar12 pictured on HMS St Albans in the Pool of+
RN; 2011 829Sqn.
    50179 hm.1 2002     ZH864: RN 50179/RN44 d/d 05 Dec 2002 Final RN airframe from first +
2003 824Sqn.; 2004 820Sqn./CU-011
19jul11 pictured (pic1) as 820Sqn /17 being towed at RNAS Cu+
May12 as 820Sqd /17 at RNAS Yeovilton
hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP14; Sep14 820Sq /(0)12
17oct14 820Sqn embarked RFA Argus for Sierra Leone
06apr15 pictured (pic3) disembarked for RNAS Culdrose from R+
    50099 hc.3 2000     ZJ121: RN 846Sqn; 19jul15 pictured (bot) at RIAT 2015
Royal Air Force ZJ121: RAF; 2007 28Sqn./E

19nov13 pictured (top) at Yeovil
    50141 hc.3 2000     ZJ126: Merlin HC.3i ff as iHC.3 at Yeovil in Apr 2015.
Royal Air Force ZJ126: RAF 50141/RAF10 in June 2009 /K 28/78Sqn.
    48 C/N found in this Organisation






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