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.
News of HMS Gannet SAR Flight
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.
HMS Gannet SAR Flight List of helicopters
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In 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 || 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 |
|18-aug-04||18-aug-04||Glen Ogle (A85) landslide|