united kingdom HMS Gannet SAR Flight

Fleet Air Arm




Part of 771 Squadron



2001 to 2016    




Tail Codes
PW 2001/15
Created on 1 Nov 2001 when 819 NAS disbanded and the new Flight became part of 771 NAS. Remained at Prestwick. Stood down from SAR ops on 31 Dec 2015 when SAR services were taken over by Bristow, also from Prestwick from 1 Jan 2016. The Flight decommissioned on 31 Mar 2016.

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Royal Navy Scotland SAR Final Farewell Fly-Past, 11-Jan-16 : Royal Navy Search and Rescue (SAR) Flight, HMS Gannet, are set to say “so-long Scotland” with a final farewell fly-past.



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2001/16PrestwickEGPK


Models

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YearsModels
2001/16 Sea King     Sea King HU.5



List of aircraft

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 635 has.1 1969 XV647 : 771Sq Gannet SAR Flt//707-WP by Dec 2001, still May 2004; 771Sq/828 by Apr+
: Gannet SAR Flt /828 by Dec 2008 still May 2009; to Fleetlands Sep 2009; 77+
wa 636 has.1 1969 XV648 : Conv HU.5 c 1994, 819Sq/708-PW by Jan 1999 still Sep 2000; 771Sq Gannet SA+
wa 670 has.1 1971 XV699 : 771Sq Culdrose; to 771Sq Gannet SAR Flt /823 on 7 Jul 2009
Vector Aerospace XV699 : Dec08 Vector Aerospace
wa 676 has.1 1971 XV705 : To A2618 /821-CU stored HMS Sultan, to DARA Fleetlands by 2004; 771Sq Gann+
- XV705 : 13aug17 at Mackleys Industrial Estate BN5 9XE outside Bramlands Aviation, +
wa 891 has.5 1980 ZA130 : 771Sq Gannet SAR Flt/719 by Apr 2013



Operations


DatesOperation
18-aug-0418-aug-04 Glen Ogle (A85) landslide



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