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

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    vsq 7 - 7 squadron 1949 --
    vsq 8 - 8 squadron 1950 1968
    vsq 860 - 860 squadron 1943 --
    vsq 990 - 990 squadron ? --
    Coast Guard? --

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   De Kooyvsq 7 1977/   
vsq 860 1966/   
vsq 990


Model Types

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ModelDel'dFromTo
  NHI NH90 NFH 202010
  SNIA AS355 ecureuil 221997
  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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