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  • 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 Gannet Flight became part of 771 NAS, which 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.

    Three Sea Kings performed a Farewell Flight on 14 Jan 2016 around Scotland, which included Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Troon, Oban, Tyndrum and Ayr.

    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






    HMS Gannet SAR Flight List of helicopters

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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