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    Fleet Air Arm


    820 NAS : 820 Naval Air Squadron

    1933 to present    








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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    wa156 has7 1957 XK909 : 820 Sq /320 /Z Feb 1958; AHU Eglinton for 824 Sq May 1958
    wa157 has7 1957 XK910 : 845Sq /A by Sep 1957 to Jan 1958; 820Sq /321 /W by Jan 1958 to May 1958;+
    wa158 has7 1957 XK911 : 820 Sq /322 /Y Jan 1958; Eglinton store May 1958
    wa159 has7 1957 XK912 : 820 Sq /323 /R Feb 1958; to SAR Flt Eglinton May 1958
    wa160 has7 1957 XK933 : 820 Sq /324 /S Feb 1958, to AHU Eglinton May 1958
    wa161 has7 1957 XK934 : 820 Sq /325 /T Jan 1958; 7 May 1958 ditched and sank in Lough Foyle while+
    wa162 has7 1957 XK935 : 820 Sq /326 /X Feb 1958; pictured during precautionary landing after ASW +
    wa163 has7 1957 XK936 : dd 1 Aug 1957 RNAS Lee-on-Solent; 845Sq by Sep 1957 until Jan 1958; 820 Sq+
    - XK936 : transferred to IWM as /62 in Oct 1975 (as a replacement for XG577, which w+
    wa197 has7 1957 XL835 : 820Sq/294 by Dec 1959; 705Sq/520 by Nov 1960 until Jan 1962; Brawdy SAR Fl+
    wa206 has7 1958 XL844 : 820 Sq/295-R by Jan 1960 to Sep 1959; 737Sq/771 by Oct 1961; 771Sq/753-PO +
    wa208 has7 1958 XL846 : 820Sq/291/X by Jan 1960; 705Sq/530 by Oct 1960 until Nov 1962; Brawdy SAR +
    wa 8 has.1 1959 XM327 : HAS.3 819 Sq/531 by May 1968; 820Sq/411-BL by Feb 1972 still Jun 1972; 73+
    : 15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 411-BL, while in Portsmouth
    Westland XM327 : HAS.1 Westland development & trials airframe from late 1959, conv HAS.3 be+
    - XM327 : to College of Maritime Studies, Warsash by Dec 1982 still 1994; scr. 1996
    wa 14 has.1 1960 XM833 : 814Sq/272-V by Jul 1968, 814Sq/272-H by 1969; 820Sq/412-BL by May 1969 sti+
    412-BL : 28 Aug 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 412-BL, while in Portsmouth
    412-BL : 15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 412-BL, while in Portsmouth
    wa 18 has.1 1961 XM837 : Now HAS.3, 814Sq/271-V by Oct 1967, 814Sq/271-H by May 1968, 820Sq/411-BL +
    : 2 Jul 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 411-BL, while in Portsmouth
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM837 : spent winter of 1960/61 in Churchill, Canada with A&AEE for icing / cold w+
    Westland XM837 : Westland trials and evaluation airframe until very early in 1966, when it +
    wa 19 has.1 1961 XM838 : 737 Sq/520-PO by Sep 1968 still 1969. 820Sq/412-BL by Aug 1971 still Jun 1+
    wa 25 has.1 1961 XM844 : to Westland for HAS.3 conversion 1965 completed by 1967. 737Sq/535-PO by +
    : 28 Aug 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while in Portsmouth
    : 15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while in Portsmouth
    wa 30 has.1 1961 XM871 : As HAS.3, 820Sq/410-BL by Aug 1971 until at least Sep 1972
    : 15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 410-BL, while in Portsmouth
    wa 55 has.1 1962 XP104 : HAS.3 820Sq/412-BL by Apr 1969, 820Sq/410-BL by Sep 1969 still Aug 1971
    : 2 Jul 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 410-BL, while in Portsmouth (also +
    : w/o 6 Jan 1972 with 820Sq, ditched in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta, wre+
    wa 92 has.1 1962 XP159 : 820Sq/297-E by Nov 1964; 814Sq/341-V by Apr 1965, 814Sq/270-V by Jul 1966+
    wa 99 has.1 1963 XS120 : 1965/67 pictured as /66-E with 820Squadron
    wa100 has.1 1963 XS121 : HAS.1 A&AEE by Aug 1964, 820Sq/295-E by Nov 1964, ditched in Malacca Strai+
    wa101 has.1 1963 XS122 : 820Sq/290-E by Jul 1965, 820Sq/060-E by 1966, to Yeovil for conv to HAS.3 +
    wa102 has.1 1963 XS123 : 820Sq Wessex HAS.1 as /291-E ditched and sank in the Malacca Strait, whil+
    wa103 has.1 1963 XS124 : pictured as 820Squadron /297-E after disembarked in Sembewang during the +
    wa104 has.1 1963 XS125 : Del to Fleetlands store Aug 1963; 820 Sq / 293-E by Sep 1964, 820 Sq / 063+
    : Dec64 as 820Squadron /293-E departed on HMS Eagle tour to the far east
    wa105 has.1 1963 XS126 : 820Sq/294-E by Nov 1964, 815Sq/056 by Aug 1966, to Yeovil for conv to HAS.+
    wa247 has.1 1965 XS867 : 820Sq / 065-E by Aug 1965; Sembawang store by Jan 1968; Fife Flt / 403-FF +
    wa249 has.1 1965 XS869 : 1967 820Sqn /64 FAA aboard HMS Eagle (R05) ditched into sea, recovered to +
    : 17aug67 pictured as 820Sqn /064-E being recovered onto HMS Eagle after dit+
    wa252 has.1 1965 XS872 : Sembawang store by Feb 1966; 820Sq/061-E by Nov 1967; 706Sq/572-CU by Sep +
    wa 631 has.1 1969 XV643 : HAS.1 f/f 10jun69, d/d 29oct73; conv to HAS.2A; then to HAS.5; and finall+
    : HAS.5, 820Sq/015-R by Jun 1986, 820Sq/009-R by 1988, 814Sq/265-N by May 19+
    Her Majesty's Government XV643 : f/f 10 Jun 1969, HAS.1 A&AEE Boscombe Down by Aug 1969
    : G.I. BDRF DARA St. Athan /262 by Aug 2002 still 2003 still Jan 2005, BDRF/+
    wa 635 has.1 1969 XV647 : Converted to HAS.2A from mid 1976, 820Sq/412-BL by Apr 1977,
    : Ditched in the gulf of mexico in 1978,engine failure whilst in the hover.w+
    : 820Sq/413-BL by Jul 1979, 820Sq/360-N by Jul 1980
    wa 642 has.1 1969 XV654 : Conv to HAS.5; 706Sq/588 by 1986; 820Sq/018-R by 1988 still May 1990
    : 18-22mar88 type:HAS.5 820Sqn./R-018 embarked HMS Ark Royal R07.
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XV654 : MoD; type:HAS.6 NARO./R-018 ex 820Sqn.
    wa 646 has.1 1970 XV658 : Conv to HAS.5. 706Sq/596 by Sep 1982, 820Sq/016-N by Dec 1982. Ditched in +
    wa 651 has.1 1970 XV663 : HAS.6 type as NARO /R-015 ex 820Sqn.
    wa 653 has.1 1970 XV665 : Conv to HAS.6, 820Sq/017-R by May 1990
    wa 657 has.1 1970 XV669 : HAS.1 706 Sq/597-CU Nov 1970; 820Sq/410-BL by Jul 1973, ditched off Portla+
    wa 662 has.1 1970 XV674 : conv to HAS.6 type; 2000 820Sqn /L-015; 2001 still
    : 820Sq/015-L by 2003; To HMS Sultan /015 by Mar 2005; sold to RAN Nov 200+
    wa 665 has.1 1970 XV677 : HAS.1 820Sq /410-BL by Jan 1973, 814Sq /270-H by Mar 1974, NATIU trials a/+
    - XV677 : The airframe is currently stored at HMS Sultan awaiting it's relocatio+
    : 25/07/06 - Moved to AeroVenture, Doncaster, UK, home of South Yorkshire Ai+
    : pictured at Aeroventure, Doncaster in 814 Squadron marks.
    wa 667 has.1 1971 XV696 411-BL : HAS.1 820Sq/411-BL by Dec 1972 still Sep 1973 still Feb 1977
    wa 671 has.1 1971 XV700 : 18-22mar88 type:HAS.5 820Sqn./R-011 embarked HMS Ark Royal R07.
    wa 674 has.1 1971 XV703 : RN HAS.1 f/f 14jun71, d/d 03aug71; 1976 824Sq/050-R recovered the rotorles+
    Vector Aerospace XV703 : Oct06 Vector Aerospace
    wa 677 has.1 1971 XV706 : HAS.6 type as 820Sqn /L-011 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
    - XV706 : 27apr17 on the back of a lorry at Exeter Motorway services
    : stored HMS Sultan 820Sqn Markings 017/L
    : Tail section on display at Helston Museum of Cornish Life in a temporary N+
    wa 682 has.1 1972 XV711 : 820Sq/011-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    wa 839 has.2 1976 XZ571 : 820Sqn./L-016 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious (R06)
    : 2000 type:HAS.6 820Sqn./L-016; 2001 still
    : Conv. to HAS.6 820Sq/016-L by 2003; stored HMS Sultan by Dec 2004; Sold t+
    wa 841 has.2 1976 XZ573 : conv to HAS.5 from Jun 1980; 706Sq/593-CU by Jan 1981; 820Sq/22 Apr 1982; +
    wa 842 has.2 1976 XZ574 : 1998 HAS.6 type as 820Sqn /L-015 aboard HMS Illustrious (R06)
    : type:HAS.6 820Sqn./L-015 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
    : HAS.6 to 820Sq/015-L by Jan 1999, 810Sq/512 by Oct 2000, 771Sq/829-CU by 2+
    wa 875 has.5 1979 XZ915 : 07Jun80 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent coded 015.N of 820 squadron HMS Invincibl+
    wa 877 has.5 1979 XZ917 : 06Mar81 coded N.016 of 820Squadron, HMS Invincible collided with XZ915 whi+
    wa 878 has.5 1979 XZ918 : ff 3 Apr 1979, dd 6 Jun 1979, HAS.5 820Sq/020-N by Jan 1985, ditched in Me+
    : 28Oct82 noted RNAS Culdrose as N.020 of 820Squadron, HMS Invincible; 07Jun+
    : 820Sq/020-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    Royal Australian Navy N16-918 : dd 25 Jun 1996 to RAN as N16-918. Purchased as replacement for N16-124 and+
    : Nickname Desmond....(22)
    : Jan 2011 HS817 / 922 took part in Operation QLD Flood Assist as Shark 22.
    : 817 Sqn /Shark 22; wfu Sep11 7988 hours
    : 15dec11 took part 817Sqn final Sea King flight formation
    wa 880 has.5 1979 XZ920 : 28Oct82 noted RNAS Culdrose coded N.010 of 820 squadron, HMS Invincible; 1+
    Developing Assets (UK) Ltd XZ920 : used by HeliOperations as a spare parts donor
    : currently based at Portland with Helioperations, undergoing a depth event +
    : known as Finley in Helioperations service
    : pictured (pic2) at Bournemouth Airport, fresh from a full spray job, headi+
    wa 881 has.5 1979 XZ921 : 28Oct82 noted RNAS Culdrose coded N.017 of 820Squadron, HMS Invincible; 26+
    : 820Sq/017-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    - XZ921 : Airframe at Mini Moos farm Durham by Aug16
    wa 887 has.5 1980 ZA126 : 820Sq/012-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    wa 888 has.5 1980 ZA127 : 820Sq/361-N by Dec 1980, 820Sq/011-N by Feb 1982, 810Sq/511 by 1986, 810Sq+
    : Nov80-Sep82, asg 820Sq was the plane captain for this A/C joining HMS Invi+
    - ZA127 : 12may16 in a campsite in Thornhill, Scotland
    : Featured in Channel 4 Amazing Spaces TV programme (Series 6, Episode 6). +
    wa 889 has.5 1980 ZA128 : 820Sq/014-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    : 820Sqn./010 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
    wa 890 has.5 1980 ZA129 : 820 Sq/012-R embarked HMS Ark Royal for first of type sea trials by protot+
    wa 894 has.5 1981 ZA133 : RN HAS.5, f/f 03apr81, d/d 14may81; 826Sq/135 by Mar 1982; 824Sq B Flt Art+
    : type:HAS.6 820Sqn./L-013 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious (R06)
    wa 897 has.5 1981 ZA136 : HAS.6 824 NAS / 253 by Apr88; 819 NAS / 706 by May89, 819 NAS / 706-PW by +
    Mayhem Paintball ZA136 : Mayhem Paintball, Essex; Fuselage (marked ZA136 / 18) mated to new forward+
    wa 899 has.5 1982 ZA166 : To NASU Culdrose May 1982; 824 Sq B Flt / 352 by Jul 1982; 820 Sq /010-N b+
    : as 820Sq /010-N. Squadron visit to Yeovilton
    : pictured (pic5) seen at RNAS Lee-on-Solent with 820 Squadron, operating wi+
    Developing Assets (UK) Ltd ZA166 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun17 following le+
    : Dara pictured (pic4) off Portland, on a training flight with HeliOperati+
    wa 902 has.5 1982 ZA169 015-N : 820Sq/015-N by Dec 1982
    015-N : appeared at 1984 Air Show, while mother was on a Far East deployment.
    : 820Sq/015-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    : Conv HAS.6 at Fleetlands from Jan 1989, 820Sq/010 by Jan 1989, 820Sq/011 b+
    wa 939 has.5 1984 ZD630 : 820Sq/013-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    : type:HAS.6 820Sqn./012 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
    : 2001 type:HAS.6 820Sqn./N-012
    wa 940 has.5 1984 ZD631 : 18-22mar88 type:HAS.5 820Sqn./R-019 embarked HMS Ark Royal R07.
    wa 942 has.5 1984 ZD633 : HAS.6 type 820Sqn /L-014 aboard HMS Illustrious (R06) at Amsterdam Harbo+
    wa1000 has.6 1990 ZG819 : 820 Sq/018 (embarked RFA Olwen) by Mar 1993
    50021 hm.1 1997 ZH824 : With 820 NAS at Culdrose
    50037 hm.1 ZH827 : conv to HM.2 type MCSP20; Jul14 820Sq (0)15
    50040 hm.1 1998 ZH828 : RN from 1999 50040/RN08 in 2004 /CU-013 820Sqn. ; 2006 /CU-013 820Sqn. ; O+
    50053 hm.1 1999 ZH831 : RN 50053/RN11; ff 04 Feb 1999; dd 11 Mar 1999, to CU; 700Sq(M)Sq /541 by+
    QinetiQ ZH831 : Sep14, AEW prototype, fitted with dual Crowsnest ASaC sensors from the Loc+
    : first flight as a Crowsnest Merlin HM.2 from Yeovil.


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