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    First two Sea King HU.5 transferred from Royal Navy in 2017

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    Sea King Turns 50 Visiting Yeovil, 22-Jun-20 : #SeaKing Sea King XV666 a former Royal Navy helicopter and currently with the helicopter training organisation HeliOperations visited Yeovil factory to celebrate its 50th anniversary

    Quality Management Accreditation for HeliOperations, 28-Nov-19 : #ISO9001 HeliOperations, a helicopter training organisation based in Portland, awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality management accreditation

    Sixteen Sea King for HeliOperations, 12-Aug-19 : #SeaKing Sixteen former Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Sea King Helicopters were handled over to HeliOperations at Portland. They will use be to train pilots and crewmen of the Federal German Navy under a longstanding inter-governmental arrangement


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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    wa 880 has.5 1979     -: used by HeliOperations as a spare parts donor
    Royal Navy XZ920: noted at RNAS Culdrose Airday 25jul79 uncoded

    28Oct82 noted RNAS Culdrose coded N.010 of 820 squadron+

    1994 HAS.5U type 771Sqn /CU-882; 1996 HAR.5 type 771Sqn+

    02Oct96 noted RNAS Portland coded -.822 of 771Squadron;+

    pictured as /CU-824 at RNAS Culdrose

    Mar16 771Sqn /(CU-8)24 decommissioned; last flight fr+
    wa 958 has.5 1986     -: arrived at Helioperations, Portland by road for harvesting b+
    Royal Navy ZE420: RN, f/f 09Apr86 Westlands Yeovil; 29Apr86 d/d RN as HAS+

    22+23jun90 type:HAS.5 826Sqn./134 Participated with Fle+

    04Dec91 noted RNAS Portland coded -.138 of 826Squadron

    1992 type:HAS.5 826Sqn./138; 1994 type:HAS.5 706Sqn./CU+

    22Jul97 delivered after conversion to AEW.2A standard c+

    1998 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183 embarked aboard HMS Illus+

    type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183 embarked aboard HMS Illustrio+

    2009 type:ASaC.7 857Sqn./189

    seen at Brize Norton stripped down on 2 trailers leavi+

    as 849 NAS /189 pictured on Plymouth Hoe for AFD 201+

    RNAS Culdrose Penultimate flight around Devon and Corn+

    departed Culdrose as 849 Sq / 189 for final time, for +
    wa 654 has.1 1970     XV666: hu.5 HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun+
    Royal Navy XV666: RN HAS.1 f/f 23jun70, d/d 02jul70

    delivered to NASU RNAS Culdrose; 14Aug70 of 826Squadro+

    Displayed at SBAC Farnborough Air Show when HAS.2 code+

    Sep70 826Sq/144-E still Sep 1972; Aug78 Conv HAS.2A, +

    13Nov78 noted on RFA Fort Grange coded FG.343 of 824Squ+

    1986 Conv HAS.5 Fleetlands /598

    25Feb87 noted RNAS Culdrose NASU uncoded; 09Mar87 to 8+

    pictured (pic1) as 814Sqn /(2)72 HMS Illustrious at RN+

    Jul89-Sep91, I was Senior Pilot on 771 NAS (SAR) and XV+

    HAS.5 type 771Sqn./CU-823

    1994 HU.5U type 771Sqn /CU-823

    16Nov94 noted RNAS Portland coded CU.823 of 771Squadron+

    2003 Conv HU.5U 771Sq /823 still 2004; Nov05 771Sq /8+

    Fleetlands by Jul 2009; 771Sq /821 by Nov 2009

    pictured (pic2) as HU.5 type /CU-21 at RNAS Yeovilton +

    771 Sq/821-CU, stencilled Boscastle Floods on sponsons +

    with 771 NAS / 821, pictured (pic3) leaving RNAS Culdr+

    Mar16 771Sqn /(CU-8)21 decommissioned; last flight +

    stored Gosport
    wa 899 has.5 1982     ZA166: hu.5 HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun1+
    Royal Navy ZA166: RN HAS5 f/f 04mar82 d/d 01apr82

    To NASU Culdrose May 1982; 824 Sq B Flt / 352 by Jul 19+

    as 820Sq /010-N. Squadron visit to Yeovilton

    706 Sq / 590-R by Oct 1986, Fleetlands by Jul 1988 back+

    1991 HAS5 type grey cammo

    1996 HAS.5 type 706Sqn /81

    706 Sq / 581 by Dec 1995; 810 Sq A Flt / 511 by Dec 199+

    2001 HU.5U type 849Sqn /CU-189

    2004 HU5 type 771Sqd /CU-828; Aug07 pictured (pic1) as +

    771 Sq / 16 stencilled Yacht Sine SEORRA 30th August 19+

    pictured (pic2) as /CU-816 at RNAS Culdrose

    pictured (pic3) at RAF Northolt during Nightshoot XVII+

    wfu, str at Gosport

    at Fleetlands

    back at RNAS Culdrose depth prior moving to Portland w+

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