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wa 637 has.1 1969 XV649 : RN; f/f 21sep69, d/d 06oct69 Built as HAS.1, conv to HAS.2A then AEW.2A; +
: Conv to AEW.2A at Fleetlands by 1986; 849Sq/183-R by 1988; 849Sq B Flt/183+
: 18-22mar88 type:AEW2 849Sqn./R-183 embarked HMS Ark Royal (R07)
: Converted by 1984; 13Feb85 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent uncoded of 849 Squadro+
: 849 Sq B Flt/184-R operating from HMS Ark Royal along the Dalmatian coastl+
: 849 Sq B Flt/184-R by Mar 1993, still Mar 1999
: 1996 type:AEW2A embarked aboard HMS Invincible (R05). 849Sqn./N-186; 1998 +
: 28Sep99 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-184 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious (R06).
: 2000 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183
: Conv to ASaC.7, 849Sq HQ Flt/180-CU by Jul 2003; still Sep 2004; 854Sq/180+
: 2003 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./CU-180; 2004 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./CU-180
: 2009 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./180
: 11jul09 as 849 NAS /180 pictured (pic1) in the flying display at Yeovilto+
wa 638 has.1 1969 XV650 : RN HAS.1 f/f 02oct69, d/d 06nov69; conv to HAS.2A; conv to AEW.2A; Served +
: 19Jul86 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent coded -.180 of 849 Squadron, HQ Flight; 4+
: 1990 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./CU-180
: 849 Sq A Flt/ 186-N, embarked mid May 1992 on HMS Invincible for Orient 92+
: 849 Sq B Flt/182 operating from HMS Ark Royal along the Dalmatian coastlin+
: 1996 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./IFOR mrks.
: 1998 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-185 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
: 28Sep99 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-185 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
: 2000 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-185
: w/o 22mar03 mid air collision with XV704 in northern Persian Gulf while op+
wa 644 has.1 1969 XV656 : 849 Sq A Flt/ 187-N, embarked mid May 1992 on HMS Invincible for Orient 92+
: 849 Sq/187-N by Apr 2000 still Sep 2001.
: 1994 AEW.2A type 849Sqn./CU-187; 1996 still /180
: Conv to ASaC.7 849 Sq/185-N Jun 2003
: 2003 ASaC.7 type 849Sqn./R-185; 2007 still /185
: 20jul11 pictured as 849NAS /185 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
: 849 NAS detached to RAF Lossiemouth on 6 Oct for Ex JW16-2
: 16aug17 asg 849NAS, was lead aircraft in formation to celebrate HMS Queen +
: Conv to AEW.2 849 Sq/186 by Aug 1985 still 1986, 849 Sq/186-N by 1990; 849+
wa 652 has.1 1970 XV664 : RN, Sea King HAS.1 type f/f 06may70, d/d 01jun70; 826Sq/142-E by 1971; con+
: 16may88 pictured(top) as /181 of 849 Squadron HQ Flight at RNAS Portland
: 07Nov90 noted at RNAS Portland coded -.185 of 849 Squadron, A Flight; 29Ju+
: 849 Sq A Flt/ 185-N, embarked mid May 1992 on HMS Invincible for Orient 92+
: 28aug98 AEW2A type as 849Sqn /N-86 embarked HMS Invincible
: 2003 ASaC.7 type 849Sqn /R-187; 2004 still
: Aug07 pictured (bot) ASaC7 type with 849 Sqd during RNAS Culdrose Air Day
wa 658 has.1 1970 XV670 : RN; 1993 type:HAS.5 706Sqn./592; 1994 type:HAS.5 819Sqn./CU-07; 1996 type:+
wa 659 has.1 1970 XV671 : conv to AEW.2 type; 1994 706Sqn /N-86; 2001 849Sqn /L-188
: conv to ASaC.7 type; 2003 849Sqn /N-183
wa 660 has.1 1970 XV672 : Royal Navy HAS 1 Yeovil f/f 19sep70, d/d 5oct70; served with 706Sq, 819S+
: 18-22mar88 type:AEW.2 849Sqn./R-182 embarked HMS Ark Royal R07.
: 849 Sq B Flt/183 operating from HMS Ark Royal along the Dalmatian coastlin+
: 1996 AEW.2A type 849 Sqn./82 IFOR
wa 668 has.1 1971 XV697 : 02Jun83 noted RNAY Fleetlands coded-.354 on AEW.2A conversion; To Westland+
: 18-22mar88 type:AEW.2 849Sqn./R-184 embarked HMS Ark Royal R07.
: 1996 AEW2A type at 849Sqn /8
: 10Sep96 delivered to 849 Squadron, B Flt, HMS Illustrious coded L.183, not+
: 17may97 pictured (pic1) as 849Sqn B flight /183-L on HMS Illustrious (R06)
: 2003 type:ASaC.7 849Sqn./CU-181
: 10may15 pictured (pic4) as 849Sq/181 aboard HMS Ocean at Greenwich for VE+
: 02oct15 type:ASaC7 849NAS./81 tdy 15oct15 at Lossiemouth
: 14mar16 pictured (pic6) asg 849Sq over Cornwall
wa 675 has.1 1971 XV704 : RN; 1985 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./63; 1990 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./R-184; 1996 type:A+
: 24+25jul99 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./CU-181 Fairford air show
: ASAC.7 type 849 NAS; w/o 22mar03 mid air collision with XV650 in northern +
wa 678 has.1 1971 XV707 : 1993 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./CU-181; 1994 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./CU-181; 1996 type:+
: 2005 type:ASaC.7 849Sqn./184; 2008 type:ASaC.7 849Sqn./184
: Apr 2010 Embarked on HMS Ark Royal for 5 month Auriga 2010 deployment as 8+
wa 679 has.1 1971 XV708 : 1994 HAS.6 type 849Sqn /CU-708; 1996 HAS.6 type 810Sqn /10
wa 685 has.1 1972 XV714 : 1996 AEW2A type 849 Sqn /N-187 on HMS Invincible (R05)
: 2003 ASaC.7 type 849 Sqn /R-188; 2004 ASaC.7 type 849 Sqn /R-188
: 26 Sep 2018 departed Culdrose as 849 Sq / 188 for final time, for Fleetlan+
wa 887 has.5 1980 ZA126 : 849Sq /91 by Jul 2009; to Fleetlands /91 by Oct 2009
: 02jul11 pictured (top) as 849NAS/91 at RAF Waddington. inflatable dome det+
: 31jan15 still in active service on 849Sq at RNAS Culdrose
: 10may15 pictured (bot) with 849NAS embarked HMS Ocean at Greenwich Ship Ti+
wa 889 has.5 1980 ZA128 : 26 Sep 2018 departed Culdrose as 849 Sq / 191 for final time, for Fleetlan+
wa 890 has.5 1980 ZA129 : RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 849Sqn./CU-502; 1996 type:HAS.6 810Sqn.
wa 896 has.5 1981 ZA135 : 2003 type:HAS.6 849Sqn./CU-705
wa 899 has.5 1982 ZA166 : 2001 HU.5U type 849Sqn /CU-189
Developing Assets (UK) Ltd ZA166 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun17 following le+
: Jan18 Dara pictured (pic4) off Portland, on a training flight with HeliOp+
wa 942 has.5 1984 ZD633 : 1994 HAS.6 type 849 Sqn /CU-507; 1996 HAS.6 type 810 Sqn /507
wa 945 has.5 1985 ZD636 : 2000 849Sqn /L-183; 2001 849Sqn /L-183
: 08Jul06 849 NAS B Flt / 182 pictured in the static display at Yeovilton A+
wa 956 has.5 1986 ZE418 : 1996 Approx converted to AEW.2A and noted coded N.186 of 849 Squadron, "A"+
: 2009 ASaC7 type 849Sqn /186
: 849Sq /186, in flying display at Devonport Navy Days 2009
: 849 NAS/186 embarked HMS Illustrious Oct 2009 at Glasgow, for Exercise JW +
: Apr 2010 Embarked on HMS Ark Royal for 5 month Auriga 2010 deployment as 8+
: 2011 ASaC7 type 849Sqn./86
wa 958 has.5 1986 ZE420 : 22Jul97 delivered after conversion to AEW.2A standard coded N.592 to 849 S+
: 1998 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
: 28sep99 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious R06.
: 29jun18 as 849 NAS /189 pictured on Plymouth Hoe for AFD 2018
: 26 Sep 2018 departed Culdrose as 849 Sq / 189 for final time, for Fleetlan+
wa 961 has.5 1986 ZE422 : 28jul16 as 849 NAS/192 pictured at RNAS Culdrose for Air Day 2016
: 849 NAS detached to RAF Lossiemouth on 6 Oct for Ex JW16-2




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