## 810 squadron

### Fleet Air Arm

## 1933 to 2001

Originally formed at RNAS Gosport in Apr 1933 from 463 and 464 Flights as a Torpedo bomber squadron. It had a distinguished fixed wing career including operations in WWII, Korea and Suez.

Reformed Feb 1983 at RNAS Culdrose, commissioning with 10 Sea King HAS.5 on 3 Mar 1983, taking on part of the role of 737 Squadron. It held regular deployments to RFA Engadine to 1989 and RFA Argus, although some of the advanced flying training tasks were relinquished to 706 Squadron in Oct 1985. The Sea King HAS.6 was introduced in Oct 1989 allowing the HAS.5 to be retired in Feb 1990. It became the HAS.6 OEU parent unit when it absorbed E Flt of 826 Squadron in Jul 1993, when that unit disbanded. Decommissioned Jul 2001 when its main role was taken over by 814 Squadron and its capability for SAR cover was assumed by 771 Squadron.

Construction Numbers for . / 810Sq / 810 Sq / 810NAS / 810 NAS | Help Us | |

C/N | Version | Built | In this Org | In other Org | |||

wa 641 | has.1 | 1969 | XV653 : RN in 1999 type:HAS.6 /CU-513 810Sqn ; from 200? /CU-63 i/a 1SoTT Cosford. : HAS.1 706Sq/594-CU by Sep 1975, /594 at Fleetlands Jun 1976, 706Sq/594-CU + | ||||

wa 651 | has.1 | 1970 | XV663 : RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 810Sqn.; 1996 type:HAS.6 810Sqn./501 | ||||

wa 653 | has.1 | 1970 | XV665 : f/f 17 Jun 1970, d/d 2 Jul 1970 to RN as HAS.1 826Sq/143-E by 1971; Conv t+ : 1994 HAS.6 type 810Sqn./CU-505; 1996 still /505 | ||||

wa 664 | has.1 | 1971 | XV676 : 02Jul97 noted o HMS Illustrious, coded CM.515 of 810 Squadron B Flight att+ : 2001 810Sqn./CU-506 | ||||

wa 667 | has.1 | 1971 | XV696 : conv to HAS.5 1983, 810Sq/503 by 1986 still 1988, /503 at Fleetlands Jun 1+ | ||||

wa 671 | has.1 | 1971 | XV700 : 1994 HAS.6 type 810 Sqn /CU-008; 1996 HAS.6 810 Sqn /008 | ||||

wa 679 | has.1 | 1971 | XV708 : 1994 HAS.6 type 849Sqn /CU-708; 1996 HAS.6 type 810Sqn /10 : 05Jul97 noted Breda - Gilze-Rijen coded CU.501 and 29Sep97 at RNAS Portlan + | ||||

wa 842 | has.2 | 1976 | XZ574 : HAS.5 810Sq/506 by 1986 still 1988 : HAS.6 to 820Sq/015-L by Jan 1999, 810Sq/512 by Oct 2000, 771Sq/829-CU by 2 + | ||||

wa 849 | has.2 | 1977 | XZ581 : RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 810Sqn./CU-33 | ||||

wa 880 | has.5 | 1979 | XZ920 : 28Oct82 noted RNAS Culdrose coded N.010 of 820 squadron, HMS Invincible; 1+ | ||||

wa 881 | has.5 | 1979 | XZ921 : 19Mar98 coded CU.507 of 810 Squadron; 31Jan03 noted at Malta coded N.269; + | ||||

wa 882 | has.5 | 1979 | XZ922 : 20Jul81 noted RNAS Culdrose coded CU.580 706Squadron; 02Jul82 noted HMS Il+ : 06Oct93 noted RNAY Fleetlands coded BD.134; 08Feb98 noted Vigo - Spain cod + : RN in 1996 type:HAS.6 /03 810Sqn. ; 2007 type:HC.6CR /ZA 846Sqn. | ||||

wa 887 | has.5 | 1980 | ZA126 : 1994 HAS.6 type 810Sqn./CU-09 : 24+25jul99 810Sqn./CU-504 Fairford air show | ||||

wa 888 | has.5 | 1980 | ZA127 : 820Sq/361-N by Dec 1980, 820Sq/011-N by Feb 1982, 810Sq/511 by 1986, 810Sq+ : conv to HAS.6 Apr 1992- c Mar 1993, 706Sq/592 by May 1994, 810Sq/509-CU by + | ||||

wa 890 | has.5 | 1980 | ZA129 : RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 849Sqn./CU-502; 1996 type:HAS.6 810Sqn. | ||||

wa 891 | has.5 | 1980 | ZA130 : RN HAS5 f/f 07jan81, d/d 03feb81; 826Sq/132-H by Apr 1981, 824Sq B Flt/353+ | ||||

wa 894 | has.5 | 1981 | ZA133 : RN HAS.5, f/f 03apr81, d/d 14may81; 824Sq B Flt Arthur SeaSearcher trials + | ||||

wa 896 | has.5 | 1981 | ZA135 : RN; 21jun86 type:HAS.5 participated with Vlootdagen 810Sqn./505 | ||||

wa 902 | has.5 | 1982 | ZA169 : Conv HAS.6 at Fleetlands from Jan 1989, 820Sq/010 by Jan 1989, 820Sq/011 b+ | ||||

wa 942 | has.5 | 1984 | ZD633 : 1994 HAS.6 type 849 Sqn /CU-507; 1996 HAS.6 type 810 Sqn /507 | ||||

wa 943 | has.5 | 1984 | ZD634 : RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 810Sqn.; 1996 type:HAS.6 810Sqn./06 | ||||

wa 945 | has.5 | 1985 | ZD636 : RN; 1994 810Sqn /CU-702 | ||||

wa 956 | has.5 | 1986 | ZE418 : RN, d/d 31Jan86; 27Oct87 noted RNAS Portland and 26Jul88 on RFA Argus code+ : 26jul88 pictured (top) still as HAS.5 type coded /502 810Sqn asg to RFA Ar + | ||||

wa 998 | has.6 | 1989 | ZG817 : RN type:HAS.6; 1994 810Sqn./CU-04; 1996 810Sqn./04 |

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**810Sq, 810 Sq, 810NAS, 810 NAS**

Operations | ||

Dates | Operation | |

23-feb-98 | 20-mar-98 | Operation Resilient |

21-jun-86 | 22-jun-86 | Fleet days 1986 |

02-apr-82 | 17-jun-82 | Operation Corporate |

31-oct-56 | 06-nov-56 | Operation Musketeer |