netherlands Marine Luchtvaartdienst

Royal Netherlands Navy

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The Marine-Luchtvaartdienst ( MLD, Netherlands Naval Aviation Service ) is the naval aviation branch of of the Royal Netherlands Navy ( Koninklijke Marine ). From April 30, 2013 all Navy ships prefix changed from Hare Majesteit (Hr. Ms.) to Zijner Majesteit (Zr. Ms.) as the Netherlands welcomes their new King.

As of 2018, the RNLN performs regular deployments to the Caribbean, Mediterranean (Operation Sophia), Horn of Africa (Operation Atalanta) and Bahrein (Combined Task Forces). Marines are/can be deployed to Mali, Afghanistan, Lithuania and observers in South Sudan, Gaza, Lebanon/Syria and Libya

  List of Units

vsq 7 - 7 squadron 1949
vsq 8 - 8 squadron 19501968
vsq 860 - 860 squadron 1943
vsq 990 - 990 squadron
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  Bases and Locations

Base Unit
De Kooyvsq 7 , vsq 860 , vsq 990

helicopter   Model Types

NHI NH90 NFH 202010
Bell 222119871990
Westland Lynx 2419782012
Westland Wasp1319661981
Agusta AB204B919611978
Sikorsky S-58 H-341219601972
Hiller OH-23B219591959
Sikorsky S-55 H-19319531963
Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5119511954

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