united kingdom 810 squadron

Fleet Air Arm



1933 to 2001    


810 squadron
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.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1983/01RNAS CuldroseEGDR


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YearsModels
1989/01sea king
1983/90sea king


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

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn 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 648 has.1 1970 XV660 : HAS.5 810Sq/507 by May 1984 still 1986 still 1988, RNAY Fleetlands by Dec +
: HAS.6 810Sq/503 by Sep 1990;819Sq A Flt/698-CL by Aug 1994, 810Sq A Flt/51+
wa 651 has.1 1970 XV663 : 1994 HAS.6 type 810Sqn.; 1996 HAS.6 type 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
- XZ581 : 10aug16 at mini moo's farm, Edmondsley, Durham. DH7 6EY
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; +
- XZ921 : Airframe at Mini Moos farm Durham by Aug16
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 +
- ZA127 : 12may16 in a campsite in Thornhill, Scotland
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
25 serials found for . / 810Sq, 810 Sq, 810NAS, 810 NAS

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23-feb-9820-mar-98 Operation Resilient
21-jun-8622-jun-86 Fleet days 1986
02-apr-8217-jun-82 Operation Corporate
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