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First Commando Merlin Mk4 Delivered to Royal Navy, 24-May-18 : #commando UK Fleet Air Air took delivery of the first of 25 upgraded Commando Merlin Mk4 ( Merlin HC.4 ) to support the Royal Marines Commando Force

829 Naval Air Squadron Decommissioned, 29-Mar-18 : Royal Navy’ 829 Squadron was decommissioned and merged into 814 Squadron in a ceremony at RNAS Culdrose. Flew the Merlin HM1 and then HM2 from Type 23 frigates over the past 14 years

Merlin and Chinook Trials on HMS Queen Elizabeth, 21-Mar-18 : QinetiQ and the Air Warfare Centre under the Air Test & Evaluation Centre (ATEC) partnership carried out Merlin and Chinook clearance trials on the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

Royal Navy Merlins HM2 in Dynamic Manta 2018, 09-Mar-18 : 814 and 829 NAS Merlins deployed to Catania in Sicily to take part of anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Manta 2018 with Italy, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Turkey and USA

Chinook First Time On HMS Queen Elizabeth Hangar, 08-Feb-18 : A Chinook has been stowed in the hangar of a British aircraft carrier for the first time. The Royal Air Force 7 Squadron CH-47 fit on new HMS Queen Elizabeth’ hangar without need to fold the rotors

820 Squadron Getting Ready For HMS Queen Elizabeth, 31-Jan-18 : Royal Navy helicopter training for the 820 NAS, the HMS Queen Elizabeth’s official helicopter Squadron that will soon embark the Aircraft Carrier

846 NAS’ Merlin Helps Iconic Somerset Site, 19-Oct-17 : Royal Navy’ 846 Naval Air Squadron provided Merlin helicopter to help the National Trust preserved iconic Somerset landmark at Glastonbury Tor

Leonardo at DSEI 2017, 11-Sep-17 : DSEI 2017 Leonardo to feature the AW159 Wildcat and the Merlin Mk2 and Mk4 at the Defence and Security Exhibition DSEI 2017, at the ExCel Centre in London, Sept 12-15

Royal Navy Wildcat Deployed on German Frigate, 14-Jul-17 : For the first time Royal Navy new Wildcat deployed on a foreign vessel spending 7 weeks with the German Bundesmarine frigate Lübeck

Merlin HC4 Makes Yeovilton Debut, 12-Jul-17 : First former RAF Merlin in new configuration HC4 was displayed at the Yeovilton Air Day 2017. Junglie Merlins, 25 to be delivered to the Commando Helicopter Force by 2020, are painted in pale grey

Merlin First aircraft to Land on HMS Queen Elizabeth, 04-Jul-17 : A Merlin helicopter from 820 Naval Air Squadron has become the first aircraft to ever land on HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s biggest warship

Pakistan Navy New Sea Kings Refurbishment, 08-Jun-17 : Pakistan Navy acquired 7 former Royal Navy Sea Kings. Three are being refurbished by Vector Aerospace at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, UK in order to return to service

Royal Navy Merlin Deployed Aboard French Mistral, 05-Apr-17 : For the first time, two Merlins helicopters from Royal Navy 845 NAS are assigned to the French assault ship Mistral throughout her six-month deployment to the Indian and Pacific Oceans

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