810 squadron
Fleet Air Arm
810 NAS : 810 naval air squadron
1933 to 2001

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.
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.
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 /CU513 810Sqn ; from 200? /CU63 i/a 1SoTT Cosford. : HAS.1 706Sq/594CU by Sep 1975, /594 at Fleetlands Jun 1976, 706Sq/594CU +  
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/698CL 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/143E by 1971; Conv t+ : 1994 HAS.6 type 810Sqn./CU505; 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./CU506  
wa 665  has.1  1970  XV677 : Fleetlands for HAS.6 conv May 1989 810Sq /501 by May 1990, 814 Sq/269N by+   XV677 : The airframe is currently stored at HMS Sultan awaiting it's relocatio+ : 25/07/06  Moved to AeroVenture, Doncaster, UK, home of South Yorkshire Ai+  
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 /CU008; 1996 HAS.6 810 Sqn /008  
wa 679  has.1  1971  XV708 : 1994 HAS.6 type 849Sqn /CU708; 1996 HAS.6 type 810Sqn /10 : 05Jul97 noted Breda  GilzeRijen 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/015L by Jan 1999, 810Sq/512 by Oct 2000, 771Sq/829CU by 2+  
wa 849  has.2  1977  XZ581 : RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 810Sqn./CU33   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./CU09 : 24+25jul99 810Sqn./CU504 Fairford air show  
wa 888  has.5  1980  ZA127 : 820Sq/361N by Dec 1980, 820Sq/011N by Feb 1982, 810Sq/511 by 1986, 810Sq+ : conv to HAS.6 Apr 1992 c Mar 1993; 706Sq/592 by May 1994; 810Sq/509CU by +   ZA127 : 12may16 in a campsite in Thornhill, Scotland : Featured in Channel 4 Amazing Spaces TV programme (Series 6, Episode 6). +  
wa 890  has.5  1980  ZA129 : RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 849Sqn./CU502; 1996 type:HAS.6 810Sqn.  
wa 891  has.5  1980  ZA130 : RN HAS5 f/f 07jan81, d/d 03feb81; 826Sq/132H by Apr 1981, 824Sq B Flt/353+  
wa 894  has.5  1981  ZA133 : RN HAS.5, f/f 03apr81, d/d 14may81; 826Sq/135 by Mar 1982; 824Sq B Flt Art+  
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 /CU507; 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 /CU702  
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./CU04; 1996 810Sqn./04  
wa1004  has.6  1990  ZG875 : 810Sqn /L013 w/o 12jun99 
Operations  
Dates  Operation  
23feb98  20mar98  Operation Resilient 
21jun86  22jun86  Fleet days 1986 
02apr82  17jun82  Operation Corporate 
31oct56  06nov56  Operation Musketeer 