Del'd: 95 - 1976 to 2017

Westland Lynx
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm Lynx

An anti-surface and anti-submarine helicopter specifically designed and tuned to operate from frigates and destroyers of the Fleet, has recently been updated to the Mk8 standard.. Each autonomous flight (Approx 25 in number) comprises a pilot, an observer and a team of 8 maintainers. They embark in their ship whenever it sails. The home base for all seaborne Lynx moved in 1997 from RNAS Portland to RNAS Yeovilton.

The attack/utility AH Mk 7/9 version is operated in support of the Royal Marines in conjunction with the Aerospatiale Gazelle AH 1s
60 HAS.2 + 31 HAS.3 new build airframes
65 HMA.8 upgrades
The Lynx HAS.3 was retired from FAA service in a ceremony at RNAS Yeovilton on 1 Apr 2013.
After 4 decades and 490 k flying hours the Lynx last flight took place March 31, 2017

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Royal Navy Retired Lynx Helicopter

Royal Navy Retired Lynx Helicopter

24-Mar-17 - 815 Naval Air Squadron held a ceremony to say goodbye to the Westland Lynx helicopter, mainstay of operations by Royal Navy around the globe since the late 1970s
First Aid Ground Training

First Aid Ground Training

15-Feb-16 - a Royal Navy decommissioned Lynx helicopter has arrived at HMS Raleigh to add realism to First Aid training
Final UK Lynx Helicopter Depth Overhaul

Final UK Lynx Helicopter Depth Overhaul

07-Dec-15 - After 37-year support, Vector Aerospace held a ceremony to commemorate the last Depth maintenance event to be completed on a UK Armed Forces Lynx helicopter. Lynx being replaced by Wildcat
Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 simulator upgraded

Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 simulator upgraded

22-May-13 - CAE announced today at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), Europe's leading showcase for military simulation and training, that the Royal Navy's Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator located at Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton is now in-service and ready-for-training following a major visual system upgrade.
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