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Fleet Air Arm


702 NAS : 702 naval air squadron

1936 to 2014    





Tail Codes
VL 1978/82
PO 1982/99
VL 1999/14
702 squadron
From its original formation on 15 Jul 1936 as 702 (Catapult) Flight, until it was disbanded in 1948, 702 Naval Air Squadron operated a variety of fixed wing aircraft types from a number of bases. In 1949, 702 Squadron was re-formed and became the Royal Navys first jet aircraft Squadron. Later that year, operating the Sea Vampire and Meteor T7, the Squadron went on to achieve the worlds first carrier night jet landings. In 1952, the Squadron was renumbered 736 and its fixed wing days came to an end.
On 3 Jan 1978, 702 was again re-formed, this time as a rotary wing Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset, from 700L Squadron, the remains of the Lynx Intensive Flying Trials Unit, to become the Lynx headquarters and training squadron. Equipped with the Westland Lynx helicopter, it had two main purposes. The first was the responsibility for training all Lynx aircrew and maintainers; the second, was parenting the Royal Navys frigate and destroyer fleet with Lynx Flights. On 1 Jan 1981, the ships flights parenting duty became the responsibility of 815 Naval Air Squadron. On 19 Jul 1982, 702 Squadron moved to Royal Naval Air Station Portland (HMS Osprey) where it operated successfully for over eighteen years before returning to their present home at RNAS Yeovilton in Jan 1999, with the closure of RNAS Portland. It disbanded in July 2014 at RNAS Yeovilton, as 825 Squadron formed from 700(W) and 702 Squadrons



I joined 702 Naval Air Squadron in 1978. It was based at RNAS Portland and operated Wasp aircraft. I left there in 1980 when it was still operating Wasp

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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1999/14RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1982/99PortlandEGDP
1978/82RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
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1978/14Lynx



Construction Numbers for . / 702Sq / 702 Sq / 702NAS / 702 NAS Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
001 has.2 1976 XZ227 : 702 Squadron Ground Instruction Use coded 377.- 24Mar94; RNAY Fleetlands S+
Pakistan Navy 21 : Pakistan Navy; has.3 type, ex XZ227, d/d Sep94; 2009 put on sale
002 has.2 1976 XZ228 : 702 Squadron uncoded (allocted 645) 24Jul87
004 has.2 1976 XZ229 : 03Sept76 delivered 700L Squadron, coded 740.VL; 03Jan78 Transferred 702 Sq+
: Nov78 as 702Sqn /740 at Yeovilton
: 27May88 829 Squadron, HMS London coded 406; 08Dec88 AMG RNAS Portland unco+
- XZ229 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
005 has.2 1976 XZ230 : Nov78 as 702Sqn /741 at Yeovilton
: 12Oct76 delivered 700L squadron, entered service 19Oct76 coded 741.VL; 03J+
006 has.2 1976 XZ231 : Nov78 as 702Sqn /742 at Yeovilton
Pakistan Navy 23 : conv has.3 type ex XZ231 d/d Pakistan Jun95
010 has.2 1977 XZ233 : RN; HAS2 type;700L Squadron coded 471-PB 18Feb77; 702 Squadron, HMS Phoebe+
: Nov78 as 702Sqn /PB-471 at Yeovilton
: NASU Yeovilton CODED 471-PB 24Sep79; 702 Squadron, HMS Phoebe Flight by Ju+
: 702 Squadron coded 644 by 11Jun04
: 702 Squadron coded 634 by 30Aug08
: 09jul11 pictured (pic2) as 702 Sqd /635 in original Lynx livery at RNAS Ye+
012 has.2 1977 XZ234 : Nov78 as 702Sqn /743 at Yeovilton
: conv has.3s; 2005 702Sqd /635
016 has.2 1977 XZ235 : RN Lynx HAS.2 noted at RNAS Yeovilton EGDY nov78 with 702NAS uncoded
- XZ235 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
017 has.2 XZ236 : Nov78 as 702Sqn /SS-450 HAS.2 type at Yeovilton
QinetiQ XZ236 : RN; 2007 type:HMA.8 QinetiQ
019 has.2 1977 XZ237 : 2011 to 2012 coded -.631 of 702 Squadron; Apr12 retired and stripped for s+
- XZ237 : May13 on loan to inflite engineering as a sample to aid manufacture
: to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
: ornament at Wild Park Brailsford paintball park by Oct17
026 has.2 1977 XZ238 : 04Aug87 pictured as HAS3 type 702 Sqn /645 at RNAS Portland
- XZ238 : 20jul16 on the back of a lowloader stripped to its airframe in the car par+
043 has.2 1977 XZ239 : RN Lynx HAS.2 noted at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton EGDY nov78 with 702NAS unc+
- XZ239 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
049 has.2 1977 XZ240 : RN Lynx HAS.2 noted at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton EGDY nov78 with 702NAS cod+
Pakistan Navy 22 : conv has.3 type; ex XZ240; d/d Pakistan Sep94
052 has.2 1977 XZ241 : RN HAS.2 f/f 18jan78 d/d Feb78 Yeovilton 702 Sqd; Arrow Flt/326-AW by May+
053 has.2 1978 XZ242 : 15Feb78 first flight; 02Mar78 entered service as 341.AG with 702 Squadron+
060 has.2 1978 XZ243 : RN HAS.2 f/f 15May78; NASU Yeovilton coded 02Jun78 coded 327-AL; 702 Squad+
: 702 Squadron coded 635-PO by 21Nov86
- XZ243 : RIP: CAWTHORNE, Richard A, Sub Lieutenant, C032051W (HMS Osprey) and DAVI+
064 has.2 1978 XZ244 : ff May 1978, dd Jun 1978 to Yeovilton. 702 Sq HQ Flt/743 by Jul 1978, 702 +
: 702Sq Ardent Flt /340-AD, noted at HMS Drake 14 Jun 1979
067 has.2 1978 XZ245 : 1980 HAS2 type, as 702Sqn /321-AO
: 702 Sq Antelope Flt / 321-AO by Nov 1979 until c Dec 1981; 815 Sq Liverpoo+
Böhm Stirling-Technik e.K. - : Boehm stirling Technik e.K. from 28mar17; pictured arriving by truck for r+
073 has.2 1978 XZ247 : RN; Nov78 as 702Sqn /CP at Yeovilton
: 702 NAS Lynx HAS.2 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP Jan 1979 until c May 1+
080 has.2 1978 XZ248 : Nov78 as 702 Sqn /MN-424 HAS.2 type at Yeovilton
: To 702 Squadron 11Jan79 and then 702 Squadron, HMS Minerva Flight 12Feb79;+
: To 829 squadron, HMS Norfolk Flight 23 May 91 as 361-NF; To 829 squadron H+
: 28jun98 pictured (pic3) as HAS3S type coded 634 of 702 Sqn taken in-flight+
083 has.2 1978 XZ249 : RN; Nov78 as 702Sqn /AL at Yeovilton
084 has.2 1978 XZ250 : Nov78 as 702Sqn /MN-424 at Yeovilton
: 26jul86 as 702Sqn /648 at Yeovilton Airshow
: 702 NAS/631 embarked
088 has.2 1979 XZ251 : f/f 12 Dec 1978, d/d 8 Jan 1979 to NASU-VL, 815Sq Avenger Flt/341 by Feb 1+
094 has.2 1978 XZ254 : RN;HAS2 Type; First Flight 19Dec78; NASU Yeovilton 15Jan79; NATIU Lee on S+
: 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /308; 2007 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /631
- XZ254 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
099 has.2 1978 XZ255 : 702 Sq Cardiff Flt / 335-CF by Aug 1979, 815 Sq Cardiff Flt / 335-CF from +
: 702 NAS/644 embarked
101 has.2 1979 XZ256 : 702 Sq Argonaut Flt / 466-AT by Jun 1979 until c Jan 1982; 815 Sq Newcastl+
103 has.2 XZ257 : RN; 04Aug87 pictured (top) as HAS3 type 702 Sqn /634 with Sea Skua missile+
: Jun02 pictured (bot) as HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /640 at RNAS Yeovilton
: 2003 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /640; 2007 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /301
113 has.2 1979 XZ690 : 16Mar88 AMG RNAS Porland; 03May88 NATIU RNAS Lee-on-Solent; 16Jun88 702 Sq+
: 26jul88 picture as HAS.3 type 702 Sqn /PO-635 asg RFA Argus (A135) whilst +
117 has.2 1979 XZ691 : RN HAS.2 702 Sq/480-VL by Nov 1979; 815Sq/300-VL by Nov 1981; 815Sq Antelo+
: stored, 815Sq Richmond (227) Flt/474-RM by May 1996 still Oct 1998; 815Sq +
121 has.2 1979 XZ692 : Sep09 as 702Sqn /642 embarked HMS Ocean during 4 day visit to Sunderland
: 10jul11 HMA.8 type picture (nearest camera) as /641 with XZ722 at 702Sqn d+
122 has.2 XZ693 : RN; 04Aug87 pictured as HAS3 type 702 Sqn /640 at RNAS Portland
: 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /301; 2003 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /639
- XZ693 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
128 has.2 1979 XZ694 : RN HAS.2; d/d 23Aug79 to NASU Yeovilton; 11Sep79 to NATIU Lee-on-Solent, +
135 has.2 1979 XZ696 : 815 NAS Glasgow Flt /344-GW by Sep 1986 until c Mar 1988; 815 NAS Hermione+
- XZ696 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
153 has.2 1980 XZ698 : 702 Sq/672, damaged during accident at HMS Cambridge, 14 Nov 2000
164 has.2 1980 XZ719 : RN 1980; 2005 HMA8 type 702 sqd; pictured (top) unk date; 23jun12 pictured+
: 13jul13 pictured (bot) HMA.8 type as 702 NAS /672 at RNAS Yeovilton
177 has.2 1980 XZ722 : 2007 HMA.8 type 702Sqn /671 Black Cats c/s
: 10jul11 pictured as XZ722/645 (nearest camera) with XZ692 at 702 NAS displ+
: HMA.8 815Sq Argyll Flt/365-AY by 1 Jun 2002, until c Nov 2002; 815Sq Rich+
185 has.2 1980 XZ723 : 1998 HMA.8 type 702Sqn /307
: 11jul14 LynxHMA.8SRU type pictured as XZ723 702Sqn /672 at RIAT 2014
- XZ723 : Delta paintball centre, Bristol by May17
186 has.2 1980 XZ724 : 30Jul80 NASU Yeovilton; 15Dec80 coded 740 702 Squadron; 02Jun82 Westlands +
190 has.2 1980 XZ725 : conv HAS.3, 815Sq Amazon Flt/320-AZ by Feb 1988; 815Sq Scylla Flt/432 by N+
: 13jul97 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /633
199 has.2 1980 XZ727 : RN; aug1998 Portsmouth harbour type:HAS3S deployed aboard D92 HMS Liverpoo+
: 815Sq HQ Flt /308 by Mar 2006; 702Sq /635 noted visiting RAF Cottesmore on+
- XZ727 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
200 has.2 1980 XZ728 : 19Oct87 to 815Squadron, HMS Jupiter as HAS.3, noted 04Nov87 coded 443-JP n+
202 has.2 1980 XZ729 : conv HAS.3, 815Sq Phoebe Flt/471-PB by Oct 1986, 815Sq Argonaut Flt/466-AT+
: RN; 13jul97 type:HAS.3S 702Sqn./632
: conv HMA.8 by Dec 2001, 702 Sq/318 by Aug 2003, 815Sq Richmond Flt/474 by +
203 has.2 1980 XZ730 : RN; 1995 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./304; 2007 type:HAS.3S 702Sqn./632
: 06jul08 702 NAS/632 pictured at RNAS Yeovilton, during Blackcats aerobatic+
- XZ730 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
204 has.2 1980 XZ731 : RN; 04Aug87 pictured (pic1) as HAS.3 type 702 Sqn /641 at RNAS Portland. N+
208 has.2 XZ732 : RN in 2007 type:HMA.8 /673 702Sqn.
243 has.3 1981 ZD249 : RN; 2003 type:HAS.3S 702Sqn./637
: 702 Sq by Jul 1995, 702 Sq /636 by Jan 2006; Accident on take off from FGS+
Westland ZD249 : 1st production HAS.3, held by Westland for type trials. Moved between Yeov+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) ZD249 : MoD; 13+14jun92 A&AEE
Everett Aero ZD249 : Held for scrap, Sproughton by Jun 2015
- ZD249 : Is a prop at a paintball site outside Edinburgh by Feb17
248 has.3 ZD250 : RN in 2007 type:HAS.3S /630 702Sqn.
: 09jul11 pictured as HAS.3S type /636 702Sqn at Yeovilton
251 has.3 1982 ZD251 : RN; 1985 702Sqn./631
: 702 Sq / 631-PO by Aug 1982;829 Sq HQ Flt / 603 by Feb 1987; 829 Sq Argona+
: 1996 702Sqn./631
: 2007 type HAS.3S 702Sqn./637
- ZD251 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
255 has.3 ZD252 : 24+25jul99 HMA.8 type 702Sqn /671 at Fairford air show
257 has.3 1982 ZD253 : 815 NAS Charybdis Flt / 431-CY by Mar 1988 until c Oct 1998; 815 NAS Brill+
259 has.3 ZD254 : 26jul86 as 702Sqn /PO-632 at Yeovilton Airshow
: 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /645; 2003 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /635; 2007 HAS.3S t+
267 has.3 1982 ZD257 : 815Sq/474-RM Richmond Flt by Dec 1998, DARA Fleetlands by Oct 2001, 815Sq/+
270 has.3 1982 ZD258 : to Fleetlands by Nov 1990 for conv to HAS.3S; assigned as Brazen Flt /330-+
: to Fleetlands c Aug 1997 for conv to HMA.8; 702 NAS/673 by Jun 1999; assig+
: RN in 2007 type:HMA.8 /672 702Sqn.
: to Fleetlands by Sep 2006 for mods to DAS std; 702 NAS/672 by Oct 2006; 81+
295 has.3 1983 ZD261 : RN; 1995 type:HAS.8 815Sqn./672; 2003 type:HMA.8 815Sqn./307; 2007 type:HM+
297 has.3 1983 ZD262 : RN, f/f 21Jul83 Westlands Yeovil; 27Jul83 to RNAY Wroughton for store; 01A+
: 03mar88 pictured (pic2) as HAS.3 702NAS /632, seconds after a cross deck l+
: 19Sep90 to RNAS Portland AMG coded PO.632; 23May91 to 702 Squadron coded -+
: 09Jul93 to RNAS Portland AMG and converted to HAS3S standard (47th convers+
: conv HMA.8DSP type; 02sep05 dam; repaired; 2006 702 Sqd /674
299 has.3 1983 ZD263 : RN; 28Jul83 delivered to RNAY Wroughton for store;19Sep84 delivered to NAS+
: 08sep87 pictured as /-.630 of 702 Squadron at RNAS Portland
: 18Sep87 to RNAY Fleetlands coded -.630; 13Nov87 to 702 Squadron coded PO.6+
: 11Feb94 to RNAY Fleetlands ofr HAS.3S conversion, (57th conversion) coded +
: 06Jun04 noted Duxford, UK coded -.305 of 815Squadron; 08Oct06 noted Duxfor+
: 2007 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /639 ; 2009 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /306
: 22Aug12 noted Compton Abbas, UK coded -.632 of 702 Squadron; Retired ?
303 has.3 1983 ZD265 : 702 NAS/643 embarked
309 has.3 1983 ZD268 : 702 NAS/646 embarked
: 16oct11 pictured as /643 702sqn Black Cats at Duxford Autumn air show
316 has.3 1985 ZD565 : RN, f/f 10Jan85 Westlands Yeovil; 28Jan85 delievered RN as HAS3 type to RN+
: 16apr88 pictured (pic1) as HAS.3 of 702NAS /633 at the weapons training r+
: 04May91 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S conversion; 22Nov91 to 702 Squadron u+
: 17Mar94 to RNAS Portland AMG coded -.633; 26Sep94 to 702 Squadron coded -.+
: 1995 HAS.3S type: 702 Sqn
: 09Jan96 to 815Squadron HMS Boxer coded XB.376; 09Sep96 to 702 Squadron unc+
: 702 Sq/674 by Sep 1999; 702 Sq/676 by Nov 2000; 815Sq Norfolk Ft/361 by Ap+
318 has.3 1985 ZD567 : dd straight to storage at RNAY Wroughton by Apr 1985; 702 Sq / 636 by Feb +
337 has.3s 1987 ZF560 : RN; 1996 type:HMA8 702Sqn./404; aug1998 Portsmouth harbour deployed aboard+
339 has.3s 1988 ZF562 : 2007 HMA.8 type /670 702Sqn ; 2009 HMA.8 type /645 702Sqn
: 702 NAS/645 embarked
340 has.3s 1988 ZF563 : RN in 1996 type:HMA8 /637 702Sqn.
63 serials found for . / 702Sq, 702 Sq, 702NAS, 702 NAS


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