## 815 squadron

### Fleet Air Arm

**815 NAS**:

## 1939 to present

**Helicopters**

815 Squadron formed at RNAS Worthy Down in October 1939, equipped with Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers. It led a major airborne torpedo strike against the Italian fleet at Taranto Harbour in 1940 and repeated the success at Matapan in 1941. It reformed in 1947 from 744 Squadron and operated in the anti-submarine role. The Squadrons last fixed wing aircraft was the Gannet, disbanding at Culdrose in mid Jul 1958.

815 Squadron reformed at RNAS Eglinton initially with 12 Whirlwind HAS.7 in Sep 1958 but after trouble with the HAS.7 engines replaced them with HAR.3 from Jan 1959, until it moved to Portland in mid-Apr, eventually disbanding in Aug 1959 to become 737 Squadron. Reformed 8 Sep 1959 at Culdrose with Whirlwind HAS.7 as ASW unit. After a Far East tour on HMS Albion from Feb 1960, it disbanded again in Dec 1960.

On 4 Jul 1961, the Squadron recommissioned at RNAS Culdrose as the first front line unit to equip with Wessex HAS.1s (after the success of 700(H) Squadron) and after initialy difficulties with engines, participated in operations in East Africa and the Indonesian coast. Embarked in HMS Ark Royal from Nov 1961 to Dec 1963 (with a detachment to HMS Victorious during Dec 1961) and during 1964 on HMS Centaur, it provided support against disturbances in Aden (with 45 Commando Royal Marines from 24 May 1964 in the Radfan) while temporarily detached to Khormaksar between 22 May and 25 Jun, and in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). After a final deployment with Wessex HAS.1 on HMS Ark Royal (between Jun 1965 and Sep 1966), the unit disbanded at Culdrose in Oct 1966.

On 4 Jul 1961, the Squadron recommissioned at RNAS Culdrose as the first front line unit to equip with Wessex HAS.1s (after the success of 700(H) Squadron) and after initialy difficulties with engines, participated in operations in East Africa and the Indonesian coast. Embarked in HMS Ark Royal from Nov 1961 to Dec 1963 (with a detachment to HMS Victorious during Dec 1961) and during 1964 on HMS Centaur, it provided support against disturbances in Aden (with 45 Commando Royal Marines from 24 May 1964 in the Radfan) while temporarily detached to Khormaksar between 22 May and 25 Jun, and in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). After a final deployment with Wessex HAS.1 on HMS Ark Royal (between Jun 1965 and Sep 1966), the unit disbanded at Culdrose in Oct 1966.

A plan to reform the unit with Sea Kings was abandoned in favour of 826 Squadron and it was almost 15 years before 815 Squadron re-commissioned at RNAS Yeovilton in Jan 1981 with the Lynx HAS.2, taking on the role as the headquarters and support Squadron for small ships Lynx Flights from 702 Squadron. It moved to Portland in Jul 1982 and during the 1980s was involved in the South Atlantic, the Armilla Patrol and relief operations off Lebanon, Aden and the Carribean. As the Wasp was being phased out service, some of the units Lynxes were transferred to 829 Squadron, to share the load in Sep 1986 and again in Apr 1988. Support for Lynx Flights was conducted jointly with 829 Squadron but when the two units eventually amalgamated to save cost, 815 Squadron became the largest helicopter squadron in the World on 27 Mar 1993.

In the lead up to the absorption of 700(L) Squadron in Jul 1992, the Lynx HAS.3 had been introduced into service. This was followed in 1995 by the Lynx HMA.8 and after an absence of nearly 17 years, the unit moved back to RNAS Yeovilton, with the closure of Portland in Mar 1999.

The unit made history in Nov 2012 when it deployed ex-HMS Liverpool Lynx of 217 Flight, aboard the

*Marine Nationale*FS Surcouf, until Mar 2013. Signed Memorandum of Understanding with ROK Navy 627 Helicopter Squadron aboard HMS Daring on 19 Dec 2013. News about this Rotary Wing Unit : | ||

Exercise Deep Blue II in the Mediterranean, 20-Jul-16 : UK, US and France ships leaded by HMS Ocean helicopter carrier took part of antisubmarine exercise Deep Blue II in the Mediterranean. First time since 2012 HMS Ocean embarked an entire air group |

UK 815 NAS Starts Receiving AW159 Wildcat, 19-Apr-16 : 815 Naval Air Squadron received first four of 12 new AW159 Wildcats begining the transition from the Westland Lynx after 35 years. The unit Lynx Mk8 will be completely replaced by mid next year |

Locations | ||

Years | Location | ICAO/FAA |

1999/now | RNAS Yeovilton | EGDY |

1982/99 | Portland | EGDP |

1981/82 | RNAS Yeovilton | EGDY |

1964 | Khormaksar / Aden International | OYAA |

1962/66 | Sembawang | WSAG |

1961/66 | RNAS Culdrose | EGDR |

1959/60 | RNAS Culdrose | EGDR |

1959 | Portland | EGDP |

1958/59 | Eglinton / Londonderry | EGAE |

Models | Login to Edit | |

Years | Models | |

2016/now | AW159 Wildcat HMA2 | |

1981/17 | Lynx | |

1961/66 | wessex Wessex HAS.1 | |

1959 | whirlwind Whirlwind HAR.3 | |

1959/60 | whirlwind Whirlwind HAS.7 | |

1958/59 | whirlwind Whirlwind HAS.7 | |

Construction Numbers for . / 815Sq / 815 Sq / 815NAS | Help Us | |

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

wa 74 | har3 | 1955 | XG579 : 815Sq/304 Jan 1959 until ditched off Portland on 21 Apr 1959. Airframe rec+ | ||||

wa 79 | har3 | 1956 | XG584 : 815Sq/306 Feb 1959 until ditched in Portland Harbour 20 Jul 1959 | ||||

wa 61 | har3 | 1955 | XJ397 : 815Sq/309 Jan 1959 until ditched in Portland Harbour 29 Apr 1959 | ||||

wa212 | has7 | 1958 | XL850 : RNAY Fleetlands as part of HAS.7 engine modification programme by Nov 1958+ | ||||

wa230 | has7 | 1958 | XL880 : 815Sq/306-A damaged blades and tail in deck accident aboard HMS Albion on + | ||||

wa232 | has7 | 1958 | XL882 : 815Sq/307 by Oct 1958 to Mar 1959, 814Sq/285-H by May 1960 to Jul 1960 (re+ | ||||

wa236 | has7 | 1958 | XL897 : 815Sq/302-A (replacing XL850) Mar 1960 until ditched and sank while operat+ | ||||

wa 13 | has.1 | 1959 | XM832 : 700Sq(H) /506 by Jun 1960 (1st IFTU Wessex), 829 Sq Devonshire Flt by 31 J+ | ||||

wa 21 | has.1 | 1960 | XM840 : 815Sq/300-R by Jul 1961, ditched from HMS Ark Royal in Far East and w/o 29+ | ||||

wa 22 | has.1 | 1961 | XM841 : 815 Sq/301-C by Jun 1965, 815 Sq/051-R by Mar 1966 to c Oct 1966; 819 Sq/5+ | ||||

wa 24 | has.1 | 1961 | XM843 : 815Sq/301-R by Jun 1961 : 815Sq/301-C by Dec 1963 to c Nov 1964. | ||||

wa 25 | has.1 | 1961 | XM844 : 815Sq/302-R by Sep 1961, 815Sq/302-C by Mar 1963, 814Sq/345-V by Jan 1964,+ | ||||

wa 28 | has.1 | 1961 | XM869 : 815Sq/305-R by Jul 1961 until c Jun 1963, 815Sq/305-C by Mar 1964. Engine + | ||||

wa 32 | has.1 | 1961 | XM873 : 815Sq/307-R by Aug 1961, 815Sq/302-C by Feb 1964 w/o 10 Jun 1964 after tai+ | ||||

wa 50 | has.1 | 1962 | XM929 : 815Sq/304-R by Feb 1962, ditched and sank in SE Mediterranean while operat+ | ||||

wa 51 | has.1 | 1962 | XM930 : 815Sq/304-R by Jun 1962 (replacing XM929), 815Sq/304-C, 814 Sq/344-V by Ap+ | ||||

wa 55 | has.1 | 1962 | XP104 : 845Sq/B-A by May 1962, heavy landing after losing power in Brunei 22 Jan 1+ | ||||

wa 57 | has.1 | 1962 | XP106 : C-300 815Sq, Ditched after fire in gearbox off Eden with the loss of 3 cre+ | ||||

wa 81 | has.1 | 1962 | XP148 : built as HAS.1, ff 27 Jul 1962, dd to Fleetlands 2 Aug 1962 and stored. By+ | ||||

wa105 | has.1 | 1963 | XS126 : 820Sq/294-E by Nov 1964, 815Sq/056 by Aug 1966, to Yeovil for conv to HAS.+ | ||||

f.9722 | wasp | 1968 | XV627 : dd 4 Jul 1968 to RN. 829 Sq Hermione Flt/475 by Aug 1971. 815Sq/321, trans+ | ||||

001 | has.2 | 1976 | XZ227 : RN; Pre-Production standard; First Flight 10Feb76; Westlands (Trails Aircr+ : 815Squadron coded 303-PO 03Mar86; : GM Conversion (No 2) with 815Squadron; : 815Squadron, HMS York Flight 17Jul86; 815Squadron HMS Andromeda; Aircraft + : 18Jul90, 815Squadron, HMS London : 27Mar91 AMG Portland; 25Jul91 815Squadron HMS Birmingham Flight Coded 333- + : Mar93 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./EX-420 embarked HMS Exeter (D89). : 815Squadron HMS Chatham Flight 03Feb93; 815Squadron HMS Exeter Flight, cod + | 21 : Pakistan Navy; has.3 type, ex XZ227, d/d Sep94; 2009 put on sale | |||

002 | has.2 | 1976 | XZ228 : 829 Squadron HMS London Flight coded 405-LN named "Skoda" 27May88; Picture+ : 23Apr90 815Squadron HMS Jupiter Flight coded 443-JP : 28Nov90 AMG Portland coded 443-JP; 08Mar91 815Squadron HMS Scylla Flight + : 11Aug93 815Squadron coded 303-YK; 31Aug93 815Squadron HMS Southampton Flig + : 05jun94 815Sqn./334 Flypast Portsmouth harbour : 815Sq Cardiff Flt/335(-CF) by Mar 2006; 815Sq/332 Liverpool Flt recoded /2 + | ||||

004 | has.2 | 1976 | XZ229 : 06Jan81 815Squadron coded 302; : 15Dec92 815Squadron, HMS Active coded 322.AV; 14Jan93 829 Squadron, HMS Br + : 2001 pictured (pic1) (pic2) as 206 Flt 815Sqn /457 HMS Lancaster (F229) fo + : 2009 HAS3SGM type with 815Sqn : 815Sq Portland Flt/426-PD embarked HMS Portland Oct 2009, for Exercise JW + : XZ229 photographed on Netherlands 20Jun09 uncoded, and on same day in Dund + | ||||

005 | has.2 | 1976 | XZ230 : 12Oct76 delivered 700L squadron, entered service 19Oct76 coded 741.VL; 03J+ : 10Jul86 815 squadron, HMS Nottingham code not noted; 04Mar87 815Squadron, + : 03Sep90 815Squadron, HMS Cardiff coded 335.PO; 6 Kills during Desert Storm : 14Mar91 AMG RNAS Portland coded 335.PO; 19Jul91 815Squadron uncoded : 29Jul92 829 Squadron, HMS Coventry coded 336 noted 30Nov92 coded 336.CV na + | ||||

006 | has.2 | 1976 | XZ231 : 05jun94 815Sqn./303 Flypast Portsmouth harbour | 23 : conv has.3 type ex XZ231 d/d Pakistan Jun95 | |||

009 | has.2 | 1976 | XZ232 : RN Type: Lynx HAS.2 noted 11/78 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton with 815Sqn co+ : noted May79 as 815NAS /BM-333 HMS Birmingham Flt at the Newbury Air Festiv + : 1996 HAS.3SGM type 815Sqn /410 : 2007 type:HAS.3SGM 815Sqn./332 | ||||

010 | has.2 | 1977 | XZ233 : NASU Yeovilton CODED 471-PB 24Sep79; 702 Squadron, HMS Phoebe Flight by Ju+ : NATIU Lee on Solent uncoded 26Jan87; A & AEE uncoded 10Apr87; NATIU Lee on + : 2007 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /638 | ||||

016 | has.2 | XZ235 : RN; 21Jun86 type:HAS.2 815Sqn./PO-403 embarked HMS Battleaxe F89. particip+ | |||||

019 | has.2 | 1977 | XZ237 : RN f/f 01Jul77 Westlands Yeovil; 28Jul77 (log book date) 08Aug77 official+ : 20Dec90 to 815Squadron, HMS Arrow coded -.326 : 1992 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./326 : 10Feb92 to 815Squadron, HMS Gloucester coded PO.410; 12Feb92 RNAS Portlan + : 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /NF-361 : 2004 to 2006 coded -.301 of 815Squadron : 2007 type:HAS.3S 815Sqn./303 | - XZ237 : May13 on loan to inflite engineering as a sample to aid manufacture | |||

026 | has.2 | 1977 | XZ238 : 2007 HAS.3S(ICE) type 815Sqn /EE-434 HMS Endurance (A171) | - XZ238 : 20jul16 on the back of a lowloader stripped to its airframe in the car par+ | |||

043 | has.2 | XZ239 : 05jun94 815Sqn./307 Flypast Portsmouth harbour : 1996 HAS3GM type 815Sqn /305 | |||||

052 | has.2 | 1977 | XZ241 : RN Lynx HAS.2 noted at RNAS Yeovilton EGDY nov78 with 815NAS coded AN-326 + : Aug98 HAS3S(ICE) type as 815Sqn /EE-424 asg A171 HMS Endurance at Portsmo + | ||||

053 | has.2 | 1978 | XZ242 : RN Type: Lynx HAS.2 noted at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton 15nov78 with 815NAS + : RN; 815Sqn w/o 25may82 with HMS Coventry | ||||

060 | has.2 | 1978 | XZ243 : RN HAS.2 f/f 15May78; NASU Yeovilton coded 02Jun78 coded 327-AL; 702 Squad+ : RN Type: Lynx HAS.2 noted at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton 15nov78 with 815NAS + | - 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 + : RN noted 15Nov78 HAS.2 type as 815Sqn /AD-340 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton + : 815Sq Andromeda Flt/472-AM by Jan 1986, 815Sq Charybdis Flt/431 (loan, not + : 815Sq Beaver Flt/374-VB by Mar 1988 until c Oct 1988, 829 Sq Brilliant Flt + | ||||

067 | has.2 | 1978 | XZ245 : RN noted 15Nov78 HAS.2 type as 815Sqn /CP-320 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton+ | ||||

070 | has.2 | 1978 | XZ246 : RN Type: HAS.2 noted 15Nov78 as 815Sqn /AZ-463 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilt+ : 815Sq/434-EE embarked HMS Illustrious Oct 2009 at Glasgow, for Exercise JW + | ||||

080 | has.2 | 1978 | XZ248 : To 702 Squadron 11Jan79 and then 702 Squadron, HMS Minerva Flight 12Feb79;+ : To Westlands 14Oct87; To 815Squadron, HMS Newcastle Flight 08Jan88 as 345- + : 1989 HAS.3 type pictured (pic1) as NC/345 with 815Sqd 228 flight named Haw + : To 829 squadron, HMS Norfolk Flight 23 May 91 as 361-NF; To 829 squadron H + : 2007 HAS.3S type /305 815Sqn | ||||

084 | has.2 | 1978 | XZ250 : 2004 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /304 | ||||

088 | has.2 | 1979 | XZ251 : RN; 815Sqn w/o 21may82 with HMS Ardent : 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+ : NASU Yeovilton HAS3 Conversion 15Apr88; 815Squadron HMS Glouster coded 410 + : RNAY Fleetlands S Conversion. No 31 30Jan91; 815Squadron HMS Gloucester Fl + : 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /308; 2007 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /631 | ||||

099 | has.2 | XZ255 : RN in 2007 type:HMA.8 /307 815Sqn. | |||||

101 | has.2 | 1979 | XZ256 : RN; May83 pictured as 815Sqn /450 at RNAS Yeovilton : 1995 HAS.8 type as 815Sqn /671 | ||||

103 | has.2 | XZ257 : 2003 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /640; 2007 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /301 | |||||

091 | has.2 | 1978 | XZ689 : f/f 15 Dec 1978, d/d 22 Jan 1979, HAS.2 RNAY Fleetlands by 1985, 815Sq 217+ : RN; 1995 type:HAS.3S 815Sqn./403; 2007 Campbeltown 815Sqn./338 | ||||

113 | has.2 | 1979 | XZ690 : RN d/d 30May79 HAS.2 type to NASU RNAS Yeovilton; 07Jul81 to 815Squadron, + : 07Dec92 coded --.450 829 Squadron, HMS Sirius Flight; 01Mar93 coded IR.450 + : 06Jun02 noted as HMA8(DSP) with 815 squadron, HMS Somerset flight coded SM + : 01may05 pictured (bot) as 815Sqn /404 HMS Iron Duke (F234) at Abingdon : 18Jun08 noted coded --.313 of 815Squadron; 01Jul09 noted coded --.301 of 8 + : 2009 HMA8 type 815Sqn /301 | ||||

117 | has.2 | 1979 | XZ691 : RN HAS.2 702 Sq/480-VL by Nov 1979; 815Sq/300-VL by Nov 1981; 815Sq Antelo+ : 815Sq Active Flt /322-AV by Jun 1988, for HAS.3S conv Nov 1989. : 815Sq Amazon Flt /320-AZ by May 1990; 815Sq Newcastle Flt/346-NC by Mar 19 + : stored, 815Sq Richmond (227) Flt/474-RM by May 1996 still Oct 1998; 815Sq + : Dec09 pictured (pic2) as HMA8SRU type 815Sqd /415 on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) i + : 16mar13 pictured (pic3) during visit of HMS Westminster to Pool of London + | ||||

122 | has.2 | XZ693 : 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /301; 2003 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /639 | |||||

128 | has.2 | 1979 | XZ694 : 05Jul82 to 815Sq, HMS Glasgow, named "Miss Parker" and coded 344-GW; 16Feb+ : 27Oct86 to NASU Yeovilton for GM Conversion, (the 3rd GM Conv); 02Apr87 to + : 28Jun90 to AMG Portlad; 26Nov90 to 815Sq, HMS Manchester Flight coded 360- + : 23Jul91 to AMG Portland; 29Nov91 to 815Sq, HMS York coded 407-YK named "Fi + : 815Sq Nottingham (200) Flt/417-NM by May 1997; 815Sq Exeter (200) Flt/420- + : 2006 HAS.3SGM type 334/815Sqn | ||||

132 | has.2 | 1979 | XZ695 : RN, 05Sep79 f/f Westlands Yeovil, 14Sep79 d/d RN HAS2 NASU Yeovilton; 10Ma+ : 16May88 pictured as HAS.3 type of 829 Sq, Battleaxe coded BX.403 taken at + : 30Jan89 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S Conversion (4th Conversion); 01Oct89 + : 815 Sq HQ Flt/308 by Jul 2001 until c Aug 2003. Took part in QinteiQ deck + : w/o 03mar05, 815Sq Nottingham Flt/417 ditched in Arabian Sea and sank, NE + | ||||

135 | has.2 | 1979 | XZ696 : 30jul08 pictured as 815Sqn /311 in the static display at RNAS Culdrose | ||||

145 | has.2 | XZ697 : 13jul97 HAS.8 type as 815Sqn /305 : 2007 HMA.8(DAS) type as 815Sqn /422 : 13jul13 pictured as HMA.8 type 815Sq /316 at RNAS Yeovilton | |||||

153 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ698 : RN; 1992 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./479 | ||||

163 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ700 : RN; 815Sqd w/o 25may82 with Atlantic Conveyor : 815Sq Newcastle Flt, lost when mv Atlantic Conveyor was hit by Exocet miss + | ||||

166 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ720 : HAS.2 to NASU-VL, 815Sq Alacrity Flt/327-AL by Nov 1981 still Mar 1982, 81+ : to Fleetlands Jul 1991 for conv. HAS.3SGM, 815Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by J + : 1995 815Sqn /B-332 | ||||

176 | has.2 | XZ721 : Mar99 HAS.3 type deployed aboard HMS Cumberland 815Sqn /CL-350; 2007 HAS.3+ | |||||

177 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ722 : 1998 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /NL-372 : Apr98 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /AY-365 embarked HMS Argyll (F231) STANAVFORMED : HMA.8 815Sq Argyll Flt/365-AY by 1 Jun 2002, until c Nov 2002; 815Sq Rich + | ||||

185 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ723 : 22feb93 HAS.3 type 815Sqn /330 : 2011 HMA.8SRU type 815Sqn /MR-444 | ||||

186 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ724 : 30Jul80 NASU Yeovilton; 15Dec80 coded 740 702 Squadron; 02Jun82 Westlands + : 10Dec87 829 Squadron, HMS Boxer coded 376, named "Elwood"; 23Jun88 Westlan + : 18Dec92 uncoded 815Squadron; 11Jan93 uncoded 829 Squadron, HMS Coventry; 0 + : 16Jul03 and 18Sep04 noted coded PD/426 of 815Squadron, HMS Portland | ||||

190 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ725 : RN HAS.2 f/f 08aug80, d/d 04sep80; HAS.2 815Sq Battleaxe Flt/403-BX by Ma+ : 25apr82 as 815Sq Brilliant Flt/431, attacked ARA Santa Fe outside Grytvike + : 815Sq Newcastle Flt on 8 May 1982; 815Sq Ambuscade Flt/323-AB by mid Jan 1 + : conv HAS.3, 815Sq Amazon Flt/320-AZ by Feb 1988; 815Sq Scylla Flt/432 by N + : conv HMA.8 by Jun 2002; 815Sq Richmond Flt/474 by Aug 2002; 815Sq Norfolk + : Feb/Apr 2016 asg 815Sq Monmouth 229 Flt/415 Black Knight : Apr/Jun 2016 asg 815Sq RFA Fort Victoria (A387) : 815Sq Monmouth Flt/415 Black Knight by Jun16 | ||||

195 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ726 : RN; 2004 type:HMA.8 815Sqn./319 | ||||

199 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ727 : RN; aug1998 Portsmouth harbour type:HAS3S deployed aboard D92 HMS Liverpoo+ | ||||

200 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ728 : 26Sept80 delivered to NASU Yeovilton as HAS.2;
30Mar81 to Westlands; 24Jul+ : 19Oct87 to 815Squadron, HMS Jupiter as HAS.3, noted 04Nov87 coded 443-JP n + : 30May94 to 815Squadron, HMS Iron Duke. Noted 12Jul94 coded 404.IR; 03Jul95 + : 18Oct96 to 815Squadron, HMS Monmouth as HMA.8. Noted uncoded 23Oct96. Note + : w/o 18feb97 815Sqn /MM-415 fell over the side of HMS Monmouth (F235) in ro + : 30Dec10 noted as Gate Guard RNAS Yeovilton painted as AW-326 of 815Squadro + | ||||

202 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ729 : HAS.2 815Sq Broadsword Flt/346-BW by Nov 1981, 815Sq 220 Brilliant Flt/342+ : as 815Sq Brilliant Flt/342-BT, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside G + : (Falklands damage repaired), 815Sq HQ Flt/306 by Jan 1985, 815Sq Phoebe Fl + : conv HAS.3, 815Sq Phoebe Flt/471-PB by Oct 1986, 815Sq Argonaut Flt/466-AT + : conv HMA.8 by Dec 2001, 702 Sq/318 by Aug 2003, 815Sq Richmond Flt/474 by + : 2011 HMA8 type 815Sqn./350 | ||||

203 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ730 : HAS.2 dd Dec 1980; 815Sq Cleopatra Flt/463-CP by Jun 1981; 815Sq Penelope + : RN; 1995 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./304; 2007 type:HAS.3S 702Sqn./632 | ||||

204 | has.2 | 1980 | XZ731 : Aug98 HMA8 type as 815Sqn /MA-363 at Portsmouth harbour on HMS Marlborough+ : Assigned as 815Sq 203 Flt /375-SM to HMS Somerset Jan 2009, at Yeovilton a + | ||||

222 | has.2 | XZ736 : RN; 2011 type:HMA8SRU 815Sqn./DA-451 : 10jul11 pictured (top) as /304 of 815Sq HQ Flt in casevac role demonstrati + | |||||

251 | has.3 | ZD251 : 1993-95 815Sqn 227flt HMS Monmouth | |||||

255 | has.3 | ZD252 : 13+14jun12 815Sqn./302 : 13jul97 815Sqn./671 type:HMA.8 : 2007 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /318 : 815Sq Dragon Flt/455 by Oct 2014 : 30jan15 pictured (pic2) as 226 Flt 815Sqn /455 HMS Dragon in load lifting + : 06feb15 pictured (pic3) as 226 Flt 815Sqn /455 HMS Dragon at Capetown I + | |||||

259 | has.3 | ZD254 : 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /645; 2003 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /635; 2007 HAS.3S t+ | |||||

262 | has.3 | 1982 | ZD255 : RN; HAS.3SGM type; 17may97 pictured as 815Sqn /374-VB on HMS Illustrious (+ | ||||

265 | has.3 | 1982 | ZD256 : dd Dec 1982 to Yeovilton. Spent a period in storage, then Scylla Flt/432-S+ | ||||

267 | has.3 | 1982 | ZD257 : 815Sq/346-BW Broadsword Flt by Jul 1984, 815Sq/334-SN Southampton Flt by J+ : 815Sq/475-HM Hermione Flt by Sep 1990, 815Sq/420-EX Exeter Flt by Jul 1991 + : 815Sq/474-RM Richmond Flt by Dec 1998, DARA Fleetlands by Oct 2001, 815Sq/ + | ||||

270 | has.3 | 1982 | ZD258 : to Fleetlands c Aug 1997 for conv to HMA.8;
702 NAS/673 by Jun 1999;
assig+ : to Fleetlands by Sep 2006 for mods to DAS std; 702 NAS/672 by Oct 2006; 81 + | ||||

286 | has.3 | 1983 | ZD259 : 815Sq Ambuscade Flt/323 30 Jul 1985 until c Nov 1990 : RN in 1996 /333 815Sqn. ; 2007 type:HMA.8(DAS) /425 HMS Kent 815Sqn. | ||||

292 | has.3 | ZD260 : RN in 2007 type:HMA.8(DAS) /427 815Sqn. | |||||

295 | has.3 | 1983 | ZD261 : RN; 1995 type:HAS.8 815Sqn./672; 2003 type:HMA.8 815Sqn./307; 2007 type:HM+ : 06-19jun14 type HMA8SRU 815Sqn./314 embarked HMS Montrose F236 | ||||

297 | has.3 | 1983 | ZD262 : RN, f/f 21Jul83 Westlands Yeovil; 27Jul83 to RNAY Wroughton for store; 01A+ : 05sep09 pictured (pic3) as 815Sqd /327 on HMS Somerset (F82) at North Yard + : 19may10 pictured (pic4) as 217 Flt 815Sqn /332 on HMS Liverpool during Op + | ||||

299 | has.3 | 1983 | ZD263 : 06Jun04 noted Duxford, UK coded -.305 of 815Squadron; 08Oct06 noted Duxfor+ : 2007 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /639 ; 2009 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /306 | ||||

301 | has.3 | ZD264 : RN; aug1998 type:HAS.3S Portsmouth harbour deployed aboard D86 HMS Birming+ | |||||

303 | has.3 | 1983 | ZD265 : 2007 HMA.8 type as 815Sqn /308 | ||||

305 | has.3 | ZD266 : RN in 2007 type:HMA.8 /319 815Sqn. | |||||

309 | has.3 | 1983 | ZD268 : RN; 22feb93 HAS.3 type 815Sqn./300 : 1995 HAS.3 type embarked aboard D88 HMS Glasgow. 815Sqn./GW-344 : 2007 HMA.8DSP type 815Sqn./317 | ||||

316 | has.3 | 1985 | ZD565 : 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 + : 2004 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /307 : 2007 HMA.8(DAS) type 815Sqn /365 : 07jul13 pictured (pic3) as 815Sq /314 at RNAS Yeovilton | ||||

317 | has.3 | ZD566 : RN; 2011 type:HMA8 815Sqn./407 : 2005 pictured as 211 Flt 815Sqn /444 HMS Montrose during Med Deployment | |||||

334 | has.3 | 1987 | ZF557 : RN HAS.3 type f/f 12oct87, d/d 16oct88;
1990 HMA.8 ETPS type; 2000 HMA.8 + | ||||

335 | has.3 | 1987 | ZF558 : Jul11 HMA8SRU type 815Sqn /PD-426 HMS Portland F79 pictured (pic1) at Nava+ : 2011 pictured (pic2) as 219 Flt 815Sqn /323 on HMS Illustrious off Norway | ||||

337 | has.3 | 1988 | ZF560 : RN; 1996 type:HMA8 702Sqn./404; aug1998 Portsmouth harbour deployed aboard+ : to Fairoaks for mods to SRU std by Apr 2009; 815Sq/330 by Nov 2009; assign + : 2010 pictured (pic1) as 219 Flt 815Sqn /412 HMS Cornwall anti piracy patro + : 815Sq/456 Duncan Flt at Gibraltar, Mar 2015 | ||||

339 | has.3 | 1988 | ZF562 : RN; 23Jun93 pictured (pic1) as HAS.3CTS type coded AZ/320 of 815Squadron, + : 05feb16 type: HMA.8SRU 815NAS./IR-404 embarked HMS Iron Duke. | ||||

340 | has.3 | ZF563 : RN; 05jun94 815Sqn./671 Flypast Portsmouth harbour : May 2011 HMA.8 ZF563/303 of 815Sq HQ Flt pictured at Southend Air Festival + |

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**815Sq, 815 Sq, 815NAS**

Operations | ||

Dates | Operation | |

06-jun-14 | 19-jun-14 | BALTOPS 14 |

18-nov-13 | 25-nov-13 | Typhoon Haiyan relief operations |

07-oct-13 | 17-oct-13 | Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 |

04-oct-13 | 05-oct-13 | International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 |

aug-13 | dec-13 | Cougar 13 |

oct-11 | oct-11 | Staff College Sea Days 2011 |

01-jul-11 | 03-jul-11 | naval days 2011 (marinedagen) |

mar-11 | oct-11 | Operation Unified Protector |

04-jun-07 | 15-jun-07 | BALTOPS 07 |

16-jan-03 | 03-dec-03 | Operation Telic |

18-sep-99 | 30-sep-99 | Operation Langar |

05-jun-94 | 05-jun-94 | D-Day 50th Anniversary Flypast |

aug-90 | mar-91 | Operation Desert Shield/Storm |

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

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

may-65 | jul-65 | Konfrontasi |

aug-64 | nov-64 | Konfrontasi |

22-may-64 | 22-jun-64 | Operation Flamingo |

21-jan-64 | feb-64 | East African Mutinies |

04-jan-64 | 14-jan-64 | Operation Nutcracker |

jul-63 | sep-63 | Konfrontasi |

15-jun-53 | 15-jun-53 | Fleet Review: Coronation Review of the Fleet |