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815 NAS : 815 naval air squadron

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815 squadron royal navy

Tail Codes
A 1959/61
R 1961/63
C 1963/64
R 1965/66
815 squadron
815 Squadron formed at RNAS Worthy Down in October 1939, equipped with Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers. It led a major airborne torpedo strike against the Italian fleet at Taranto Harbour in 1940 and repeated the success at Matapan in 1941. It reformed in 1947 from 744 Squadron and operated in the anti-submarine role. The Squadrons last fixed wing aircraft was the Gannet, disbanding at Culdrose in mid Jul 1958.
815 Squadron reformed at RNAS Eglinton initially with 12 Whirlwind HAS.7 in Sep 1958 but after trouble with the HAS.7 engines replaced them with HAR.3 from Jan 1959, until it moved to Portland in mid-Apr, eventually disbanding in Aug 1959 to become 737 Squadron. Reformed 8 Sep 1959 at Culdrose with Whirlwind HAS.7 as ASW unit. After a Far East tour on HMS Albion from Feb 1960, it disbanded again in Dec 1960.

On 4 Jul 1961, the Squadron recommissioned at RNAS Culdrose as the first front line unit to equip with Wessex HAS.1s (after the success of 700(H) Squadron) and after initialy difficulties with engines, participated in operations in East Africa and the Indonesian coast. Embarked in HMS Ark Royal from Nov 1961 to Dec 1963 (with a detachment to HMS Victorious during Dec 1961) and during 1964 on HMS Centaur, it provided support against disturbances in Aden (with 45 Commando Royal Marines from 24 May 1964 in the Radfan) while temporarily detached to Khormaksar between 22 May and 25 Jun, and in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). After a final deployment with Wessex HAS.1 on HMS Ark Royal (between Jun 1965 and Sep 1966), the unit disbanded at Culdrose in Oct 1966.
A plan to reform the unit with Sea Kings was abandoned in favour of 826 Squadron and it was almost 15 years before 815 Squadron re-commissioned at RNAS Yeovilton in Jan 1981 with the Lynx HAS.2, taking on the role as the headquarters and support Squadron for small ships Lynx Flights from 702 Squadron. It moved to Portland in Jul 1982 and during the 1980s was involved in the South Atlantic, the Armilla Patrol and relief operations off Lebanon, Aden and the Carribean. As the Wasp was being phased out service, some of the units Lynxes were transferred to 829 Squadron, to share the load in Sep 1986 and again in Apr 1988. Support for Lynx Flights was conducted jointly with 829 Squadron but when the two units eventually amalgamated to save cost, 815 Squadron became the largest helicopter squadron in the World on 27 Mar 1993.
In the lead up to the absorption of 700(L) Squadron in Jul 1992, the Lynx HAS.3 had been introduced into service. This was followed in 1995 by the Lynx HMA.8 and after an absence of nearly 17 years, the unit moved back to RNAS Yeovilton, with the closure of Portland in Mar 1999.
The unit made history in Nov 2012 when it deployed ex-HMS Liverpool Lynx of 217 Flight, aboard the Marine Nationale FS Surcouf, until Mar 2013. Signed Memorandum of Understanding with ROK Navy 627 Helicopter Squadron aboard HMS Daring on 19 Dec 2013.

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News about this Rotary Wing Unit :

Royal Navy Wildcat Deployed on German Frigate, 14-Jul-17 : For the first time Royal Navy new Wildcat deployed on a foreign vessel spending 7 weeks with the German Bundesmarine frigate Lübeck

Royal Navy Retired Lynx Helicopter, 24-Mar-17 : 815 Naval Air Squadron held a ceremony to say goodbye to the Westland Lynx helicopter, mainstay of operations by Royal Navy around the globe since the late 1970s

Exercise Deep Blue II in the Mediterranean, 20-Jul-16 : UK, US and France ships leaded by HMS Ocean helicopter carrier took part of antisubmarine exercise Deep Blue II in the Mediterranean. First time since 2012 HMS Ocean embarked an entire air group

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1999/nowRNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1982/99PortlandEGDP
1981/82RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1964YE Khormaksar / Aden InternationalOYAA
1962/66SG SembawangWSAG
1961/66RNAS CuldroseEGDR
1959/60RNAS CuldroseEGDR
1959PortlandEGDP
1958/59Eglinton / LondonderryEGAE
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YearsModels
2016/nowAW159 Wildcat HMA2
1981/17Lynx
1961/66 wessex     Wessex HAS.1
1959 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.3
1959/60 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAS.7
1958/59 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAS.7




Construction Numbers for . / 815Sq / 815 Sq / 815NAS / 815 NAS Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 74 har3 1955 XG579 : 815Sq/304 Jan 1959 until ditched off Portland on 21 Apr 1959. Airframe rec+
wa 79 har3 1956 XG584 : 815Sq/306 Feb 1959 until ditched in Portland Harbour 20 Jul 1959
wa 61 har3 1955 XJ397 : 815Sq/309 Jan 1959 until ditched in Portland Harbour 29 Apr 1959
wa212 has7 1958 XL850 : RNAY Fleetlands as part of HAS.7 engine modification programme by Nov 1958+
wa230 has7 1958 XL880 : 815Sq/306-A damaged blades and tail in deck accident aboard HMS Albion on +
wa232 has7 1958 XL882 : 815Sq/307 by Oct 1958 to Mar 1959, 814Sq/285-H by May 1960 to Jul 1960 (re+
wa236 has7 1958 XL897 : 815Sq/302-A (replacing XL850) Mar 1960 until ditched and sank while operat+
wa 13 has.1 1959 XM832 : 700Sq(H) /506 by Jun 1960 (1st IFTU Wessex), 829 Sq Devonshire Flt by 31 J+
wa 21 has.1 1960 XM840 : 815Sq/300-R by Jul 1961, ditched from HMS Ark Royal in Far East and w/o 29+
wa 22 has.1 1961 XM841 : 815 Sq/301-C by Jun 1965, 815 Sq/051-R by Mar 1966 to c Oct 1966; 819 Sq/5+
wa 24 has.1 1961 XM843 : 815Sq/301-R by Jun 1961
: 815Sq/301-C by Dec 1963 to c Nov 1964.
wa 25 has.1 1961 XM844 : 815Sq/302-R by Sep 1961, 815Sq/302-C by Mar 1963, 814Sq/345-V by Jan 1964,+
wa 28 has.1 1961 XM869 : 815Sq/305-R by Jul 1961 until c Jun 1963, 815Sq/305-C by Mar 1964. Engine +
wa 32 has.1 1961 XM873 : 815Sq/307-R by Aug 1961, 815Sq/302-C by Feb 1964 w/o 10 Jun 1964 after tai+
wa 50 has.1 1962 XM929 : 815Sq/304-R by Feb 1962, ditched and sank in SE Mediterranean while operat+
wa 51 has.1 1962 XM930 : 815Sq/304-R by Jun 1962 (replacing XM929), 815Sq/304-C, 814 Sq/344-V by Ap+
wa 55 has.1 1962 XP104 : 845Sq/B-A by May 1962, heavy landing after losing power in Brunei 22 Jan 1+
wa 57 has.1 1962 XP106 : C-300 815Sq, Ditched after fire in gearbox off Eden with the loss of 3 cre+
wa 81 has.1 1962 XP148 : built as HAS.1, ff 27 Jul 1962, dd to Fleetlands 2 Aug 1962 and stored. By+
wa105 has.1 1963 XS126 : 820Sq/294-E by Nov 1964, 815Sq/056 by Aug 1966, to Yeovil for conv to HAS.+
f.9722 wasp 1968 XV627 : dd 4 Jul 1968 to RN. 829 Sq Hermione Flt/475 by Aug 1971. 815Sq/321, trans+
001 has.2 1976 XZ227 : RN; Pre-Production standard; First Flight 10Feb76; Westlands (Trails Aircr+
: 815Squadron coded 303-PO 03Mar86;
: GM Conversion (No 2) with 815Squadron;
: 815Squadron, HMS York Flight 17Jul86; 815Squadron HMS Andromeda; Aircraft +
: 18Jul90, 815Squadron, HMS London
: 27Mar91 AMG Portland; 25Jul91 815Squadron HMS Birmingham Flight Coded 333-+
: Mar93 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./EX-420 embarked HMS Exeter (D89).
: 815Squadron HMS Chatham Flight 03Feb93; 815Squadron HMS Exeter Flight, cod+
Pakistan Navy 21 : Pakistan Navy; has.3 type, ex XZ227, d/d Sep94; 2009 put on sale
002 has.2 1976 XZ228 : 829 Squadron HMS London Flight coded 405-LN named "Skoda" 27May88; 22jul8+
: 23Apr90 815Squadron HMS Jupiter Flight coded 443-JP
: 28Nov90 AMG Portland coded 443-JP; 08Mar91 815Squadron HMS Scylla Flight +
: 11Aug93 815Squadron coded 303-YK; 31Aug93 815Squadron HMS Southampton Flig+
: 05jun94 815Sqn./334 Flypast Portsmouth harbour
: 815Sq Cardiff Flt/335(-CF) by Mar 2006; 815Sq/332 Liverpool Flt recoded /2+
: 08Jul06 815 NAS / 335 (ex Wave Ruler Flt) pictured (pic2) on 815 NAS apron+
004 has.2 1976 XZ229 : 06Jan81 815Squadron coded 302;
: 815Sq/302, noted visiting on 6 Apr 1982
: 15Dec92 815Squadron, HMS Active coded 322.AV; 14Jan93 829 Squadron, HMS Br+
: 2001 pictured (pic1) (pic2) as 206 Flt 815Sqn /457 HMS Lancaster (F229) fo+
: 2009 HAS3SGM type with 815Sqn
: 815Sq /336-LB by Jul 2009; 815Sq /426-PD by Sep 2009 (replacing XZ729).
: 815Sq Portland Flt/426-PD embarked HMS Portland Oct 2009, for Exercise JW +
: XZ229 photographed on Netherlands 20Jun09 uncoded, and on same day in Dund+
- XZ229 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
005 has.2 1976 XZ230 : 12Oct76 delivered 700L squadron, entered service 19Oct76 coded 741.VL; 03J+
: 10Jul86 815 squadron, HMS Nottingham code not noted; 04Mar87 815Squadron, +
: 03Sep90 815Squadron, HMS Cardiff coded 335.PO; 6 Kills during Desert Storm
: 14Mar91 AMG RNAS Portland coded 335.PO; 19Jul91 815Squadron uncoded
: 29Jul92 829 Squadron, HMS Coventry coded 336 noted 30Nov92 coded 336.CV na+
006 has.2 1976 XZ231 : 05jun94 as 815Sqn /303 Flypast Portsmouth harbour
Pakistan Navy 23 : conv has.3 type ex XZ231 d/d Pakistan Jun95
009 has.2 1976 XZ232 : RN Type: Lynx HAS.2 noted 11/78 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton with 815Sqn co+
: noted May79 as 815NAS /BM-333 HMS Birmingham Flt at the Newbury Air Festiv+
: 1996 HAS.3SGM type 815Sqn /410
: 2007 type:HAS.3SGM 815Sqn./332
010 has.2 1977 XZ233 : NASU Yeovilton CODED 471-PB 24Sep79; 702 Squadron, HMS Phoebe Flight by Ju+
: 815 Sq/466-AT early Apr 1982. Sea Skua upgrade at Yeovilton. 815Sq/(466, n+
: NATIU Lee on Solent uncoded 26Jan87; A & AEE uncoded 10Apr87; NATIU Lee on+
: 2007 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /638
016 has.2 1977 XZ235 : RN; 21Jun86 type:HAS.2 815Sqn./PO-403 embarked HMS Battleaxe (F89) partic+
: 11jul09 pictured (pic1) as 815 NAS Endurance Flt / 435-EE, in the flying d+
- XZ235 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
019 has.2 1977 XZ237 : RN f/f 01Jul77 Westlands Yeovil; 28Jul77 (log book date) 08Aug77 official+
: 20Dec90 to 815Squadron, HMS Arrow coded -.326
: 1992 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./326
: 10Feb92 to 815Squadron, HMS Gloucester coded PO.410; 12Feb92 RNAS Portlan+
: 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /NF-361
: 2004 to 2006 coded -.301 of 815Squadron
: 2007 type:HAS.3S 815Sqn./303
- XZ237 : May13 on loan to inflite engineering as a sample to aid manufacture
: to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
: ornament at Wild Park Brailsford paintball park by Oct17
026 has.2 1977 XZ238 : 2007 HAS.3S(ICE) type 815Sqn /EE-434 HMS Endurance (A171)
- XZ238 : 20jul16 on the back of a lowloader stripped to its airframe in the car par+
043 has.2 1977 XZ239 : 05jun94 815Sqn./307 Flypast Portsmouth harbour
: 1996 HAS3GM type 815Sqn /305
: 815 NAS Nottingham Flt / 417-NM by Jan 2001 until 7 Jul 2002, when flown o+
- XZ239 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
049 has.2 1977 XZ240 : 815 Sq Glamorgan Flt / 400-GL by Mar 1983, until c May 1984. Took part in+
Pakistan Navy 22 : conv has.3 type; ex XZ240; d/d Pakistan Sep94
052 has.2 1977 XZ241 : RN Lynx HAS.2 noted at RNAS Yeovilton EGDY nov78 with 815NAS coded AN-326 +
: Aug98 HAS3S(ICE) type as 815Sqn /EE-424 asg A171 HMS Endurance at Portsmo+
053 has.2 1978 XZ242 : RN Type: Lynx HAS.2 noted at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton 15nov78 with 815NAS +
: Mar 1982 assigned to 815 NAS Newcastle Flt as /345-NC; airfreighted to Asc+
: replaced XZ700 as 815 NAS Coventry Flt /336 on 17 Apr 1982.
: RN; 815Sqn w/o 25may82 with HMS Coventry
060 has.2 1978 XZ243 : RN HAS.2 f/f 15May78; NASU Yeovilton coded 02Jun78 coded 327-AL; 702 Squad+
: RN Type: Lynx HAS.2 noted at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton 15nov78 with 815NAS +
: 815Sq Alacrity Flt/327-AL visited RCH on 17 Nov 1981.
- XZ243 : RIP: CAWTHORNE, Richard A, Sub Lieutenant, C032051W (HMS Osprey) and DAVI+
064 has.2 1978 XZ244 : ff May 1978, dd Jun 1978 to Yeovilton. 702 Sq HQ Flt/743 by Jul 1978, 702 +
: RN noted 15Nov78 HAS.2 type as 815Sqn /AD-340 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton+
: 815Sq Andromeda Flt/472-AM by Jan 1986, 815Sq Charybdis Flt/431 (loan, not+
: 815Sq Beaver Flt/374-VB by Mar 1988 until c Oct 1988, 829 Sq Brilliant Flt+
067 has.2 1978 XZ245 : 702 Sq Antelope Flt / 321-AO by Nov 1979 until c Dec 1981; 815 Sq Liverpoo+
: 815 Sq HQ Flt / 308 by Oct 1985; 815 Sq Glasgow Flt (loan ?) by Feb 1986; +
Böhm Stirling-Technik e.K. - : Boehm stirling Technik e.K. from 28mar17; pictured arriving by truck for r+
070 has.2 1978 XZ246 : RN Type: HAS.2 noted 15Nov78 as 815Sqn /AZ-463 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilt+
: 08Jul06 HAS.3ICE 815 NAS Endurance Flt / 435 pictured (pic2) in the static+
: 815Sq/434-EE embarked HMS Illustrious Oct 2009 at Glasgow, for Exercise JW+
Aeroventure Museum XZ246 : preserved at Aeroventure, Doncaster from Aug 2016 in HMS Endurance Flt /43+
073 has.2 1978 XZ247 : 15Nov78 HAS.2 type as 815Sqn /CP-320 at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton asg HMS +
: 815 Sq Birmingham Flt / 333-BM by Mar 1982; Airlift to Ascension Is by RAF+
080 has.2 1978 XZ248 : To 702 Squadron 11Jan79 and then 702 Squadron, HMS Minerva Flight 12Feb79;+
: To Westlands 14Oct87; To 815Squadron, HMS Newcastle Flight 08Jan88 as 345-+
: 1989 HAS.3 type pictured (pic1) as NC/345 with 815Sqd 228 flight named Haw+
: To 829 squadron, HMS Norfolk Flight 23 May 91 as 361-NF; To 829 squadron H+
: 2007 HAS.3S type /305 815Sqn
083 has.2 1978 XZ249 : assigned 815 NAS Avenger Flt / 307 mid Apr 1982. Avenger Flt / 341 by mid+
084 has.2 1978 XZ250 : 815Sq Avenger Flt, embarked for West Indies deployment, 23 Nov 1981
: 2004 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /304
: 08Jul06 815 NAS / 304 pictured on the squadron apron at Yeovilton Air Day
088 has.2 1979 XZ251 : RN; 815Sqn w/o 21may82 with HMS Ardent
: f/f 12 Dec 1978, d/d 8 Jan 1979 to NASU-VL, 815Sq Avenger Flt/341 by Feb 1+
094 has.2 1978 XZ254 : RN;HAS2 Type; First Flight 19Dec78; NASU Yeovilton 15Jan79; NATIU Lee on S+
: NASU Yeovilton HAS3 Conversion 15Apr88; 815Squadron HMS Glouster coded 410+
: RNAY Fleetlands S Conversion. No 31 30Jan91; 815Squadron HMS Gloucester Fl+
: 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /308; 2007 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /631
- XZ254 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
099 has.2 1978 XZ255 : 702 Sq Cardiff Flt / 335-CF by Aug 1979, 815 Sq Cardiff Flt / 335-CF from +
: RN in 2007 type:HMA.8 /307 815Sqn.
101 has.2 1979 XZ256 : 702 Sq Argonaut Flt / 466-AT by Jun 1979 until c Jan 1982; 815 Sq Newcastl+
: RN; May83 pictured as 815Sqn /450 at RNAS Yeovilton
: 815 Sq Battleaxe Flt / 403-BX by jul 1983 to c Aug 1985
: 1995 HAS.8 type as 815Sqn /671
: 815Sq/474-RM by Oct 2001. Operating from HMS Richmond, ditched and sank af+
103 has.2 XZ257 : 2003 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /640; 2007 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /301
091 has.2 1978 XZ689 : f/f 15 Dec 1978, d/d 22 Jan 1979, HAS.2 RNAY Fleetlands by 1985; 815Sq 217+
: 815Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by Jan 1988 until c Nov 1989.
: RN; 1995 type:HAS.3S 815Sqn./403; 2007 Campbeltown 815Sqn./338
: to HMA.8DSP, AMG until Jan 2006, 815Sq/307 Jan 2006, 815Sq Campbeltown Flt+
: 02jul16 pictured as 815 NAS /314 at RNAS Yeovilton during Air Day 2016
Westland XZ253 : Being built as XZ253 but re-allocated as XZ689 on production line, before +
113 has.2 1979 XZ690 : RN d/d 30May79 HAS.2 type to NASU RNAS Yeovilton; 07Jul81 to 815Squadron, +
: 07Dec92 coded --.450 829 Squadron, HMS Sirius Flight; 01Mar93 coded IR.450+
: 06Jun02 noted as HMA8(DSP) with 815 squadron, HMS Somerset flight coded SM+
: 01may05 pictured (bot) as 815Sqn /404 HMS Iron Duke (F234) at Abingdon
: 18Jun08 noted coded --.313 of 815Squadron; 01Jul09 noted coded --.301 of 8+
: 2009 HMA8 type 815Sqn /301
- XZ690 : 22oct17 apparently she's at Delta force Paintball in Glasgow
117 has.2 1979 XZ691 : RN HAS.2 702 Sq/480-VL by Nov 1979; 815Sq/300-VL by Nov 1981; 815Sq Antelo+
: 815Sq Active Flt /322-AV by Jun 1988, for HAS.3S conv Nov 1989.
: 815Sq Amazon Flt /320-AZ by May 1990; 815Sq Newcastle Flt/346-NC by Mar 19+
: stored, 815Sq Richmond (227) Flt/474-RM by May 1996 still Oct 1998; 815Sq +
: Dec09 pictured (pic2) as HMA8SRU type 815Sqd /415 on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) i+
: 16mar13 pictured (pic3) during visit of HMS Westminster to Pool of London +
: 02jul16 pictured (pic4) as 815 NAS /310-VL at RNAS Yeovilton during Air Da+
121 has.2 1979 XZ692 : short term assignment from Jul 1982 as 815 NAS Charybdis Flt / 431-CY unti+
122 has.2 XZ693 : 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /301; 2003 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /639
- XZ693 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
128 has.2 1979 XZ694 : 05Jul82 to 815Sq, HMS Glasgow, named "Miss Parker" and coded 344-GW; 16Feb+
: 27Oct86 to NASU Yeovilton for GM Conversion, (the 3rd GM Conv); 02Apr87 to+
: 28Jun90 to AMG Portlad; 26Nov90 to 815Sq, HMS Manchester Flight coded 360-+
: 23Jul91 to AMG Portland; 29Nov91 to 815Sq, HMS York coded 407-YK named "Fi+
: 815Sq Nottingham (200) Flt/417-NM by May 1997; 815Sq Exeter (200) Flt/420-+
: 2006 HAS.3SGM type 334/815Sqn
: 08Jul06 815 NAS Southampton Flt / 334 pictured (pic2) on the squadron apro+
132 has.2 1979 XZ695 : RN, 05Sep79 f/f Westlands Yeovil, 14Sep79 d/d RN HAS2 NASU Yeovilton; 10Ma+
: 16May88 pictured as HAS.3 type of 829 Sq, Battleaxe coded BX.403 taken at +
: 30Jan89 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S Conversion (4th Conversion); 01Oct89 +
: 815 Sq HQ Flt/308 by Jul 2001 until c Aug 2003. Took part in QinteiQ deck+
: w/o 03mar05, 815Sq Nottingham Flt/417 ditched in Arabian Sea and sank, NE +
135 has.2 1979 XZ696 : 815 Sq Ambuscade Flt / 323 by Apr 1982; 815 Sq Glasgow Flt / 344 by mid Ma+
: 815 NAS Glasgow Flt /344-GW by Sep 1986 until c Mar 1988; 815 NAS Hermione+
: 08Jul06 815 NAS pictured (pic1) on the squadron apron at Yeovilton Air Day
: at HMNB Portsmouth in flying display for Meet Your Navy 2008, as 815 NAS /+
: 30jul08 as 815Sqn /311 pictured (pic2) in the static display at RNAS Culd+
Westland XZ696 : HAS.2 ff Sep 1979. Trials at Westland until c Jan 1980
- XZ696 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
145 has.2 1979 XZ697 : 13jul97 HAS.8 type as 815Sqn /305
: 2007 HMA.8(DAS) type as 815Sqn /422
: 13jul13 pictured (pic1) as HMA.8 type 815Sq /316 at RNAS Yeovilton
153 has.2 1980 XZ698 : RN; 1992 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./479
163 has.2 1980 XZ700 : HAS.2 dd RN by May 1980; 815 Sq HQ Flt / 303 by Sep 1981; 815 Sq Coventry +
: 815 Sq assigned Newcastle Flt by mid Apr 1982 while in South Atlantic but+
: RN Type: HAS.2 815sqn embarked Type 21 Amazon Class Frigate F174 HMS Alacr+
: RN; 815Sqd w/o 25may82 with Atlantic Conveyor
: 815Sq Newcastle Flt, lost when mv Atlantic Conveyor was hit by Exocet miss+
166 has.2 1980 XZ720 : HAS.2 to NASU-VL; 815Sq Alacrity Flt/327-AL by Nov 1981 still Mar 1982; 81+
: HAS.2 815sqn from 05apr-24apr82 embarked on Type 21 Amazon Class Frigate F+
: HAS.2 815sqn 04may82-17may82 embarked Fort Class replenishment ship A386 R+
: 815 Sq Hermione Flt/475-HM by Sep 1983 still Jan 1985; 829 Sq HQ Flt/603 b+
: 815 Sq HQ Flt/304 by early Mar 1992; 815 Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by late M+
: 815 Sq Liverpool (215) Flt/332-LP by May 1993
: 1995 815Sqn /B-332
: NARO Fleetlands by Aug 1996; 815 Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by Jul 1997; 815 +
: 815 Sq Manchester Flt/360-MC by Aug 2008; 815 Sq / 312 by Apr 2009; VA Fle+
176 has.2 1980 XZ721 : ff 18 Jun 1980; 815 NAS Ambuscade Flt / 323-AB mid Dec 1980 until Apr 1982
: airfreighted to Ascension Is by RAF C-130 arrived mid Apr 1982; assigned 8+
: Mar99 HAS.3 type deployed aboard HMS Cumberland 815Sqn /CL-350; 2007 HAS.3+
- XZ721 : at Air and Ground, Hixon by Nov 2012, still Nov 2013
177 has.2 1980 XZ722 : 815 NAS Andromeda Flt / 472 by Dec 1980, until c Mar 1984
: 1998 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /NL-372
: Apr98 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /AY-365 embarked HMS Argyll (F231) STANAVFORMED
: HMA.8 815Sq Argyll Flt/365-AY by 1 Jun 2002, until c Nov 2002; 815Sq Rich+
185 has.2 1980 XZ723 : embarked HMS Antelope in Pymouth (replacing XZ691) before sailing for Sout+
: 22feb93 HAS.3 type 815Sqn /330
: 2011 HMA.8SRU type 815Sqn /MR-444
- XZ723 : Delta paintball centre, Bristol by May17
186 has.2 1980 XZ724 : 30Jul80 NASU Yeovilton; 15Dec80 coded 740 702 Squadron; 02Jun82 Westlands +
: 10Dec87 829 Squadron, HMS Boxer coded 376, named "Elwood"; 23Jun88 Westlan+
: 18Dec92 uncoded 815Squadron; 11Jan93 uncoded 829 Squadron, HMS Coventry; 0+
: 16Jul03 and 18Sep04 noted coded PD/426 of 815Squadron, HMS Portland
190 has.2 1980 XZ725 : RN HAS.2 f/f 08aug80, d/d 04sep80; HAS.2 815Sq Battleaxe Flt/403-BX by Ma+
: 25apr82 as 815Sq Brilliant Flt/431, attacked ARA Santa Fe outside Grytvike+
: 815Sq Newcastle Flt on 8 May 1982; 815Sq Ambuscade Flt/323-AB by mid Jan 1+
: conv HAS.3, 815Sq Amazon Flt/320-AZ by Feb 1988; 815Sq Scylla Flt/432 by N+
: conv HMA.8 by Jun 2002; 815Sq Richmond Flt/474 by Aug 2002; 815Sq Norfolk +
: Feb/Apr 2016 asg 815Sq Monmouth 229 Flt/415 Black Knight
: Apr/Jun 2016 asg 815Sq RFA Fort Victoria (A387)
: 815Sq Monmouth Flt/415 Black Knight by Jun16
195 has.2 1980 XZ726 : 815Sq Beaver Flt/374-VB by Aug 1991 until c Jan 1992
: 2004 HMA.8 type as 815 Sqn /319
: 11Jul09 as 815 NAS HQ Flt / 302 pictured (pic1) in the flying display at +
199 has.2 1980 XZ727 : dd 23 Sep 1980, HAS.2 815Sq /305 by Jan 1985;
: 815Sq Glasgow Flt /344-GW by Jan 1996 until Jul 1996
: RN; aug1998 Portsmouth harbour type:HAS3S deployed aboard D92 HMS Liverpoo+
: 815Sq HQ Flt /308 by Mar 2006; 702Sq /635 noted visiting RAF Cottesmore on+
- XZ727 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
200 has.2 1980 XZ728 : 26Sept80 delivered to NASU Yeovilton as HAS.2; 30Mar81 to Westlands; 24Jul+
: 19Oct87 to 815Squadron, HMS Jupiter as HAS.3, noted 04Nov87 coded 443-JP n+
: 30May94 to 815Squadron, HMS Iron Duke. Noted 12Jul94 coded 404.IR; 03Jul95+
: 18Oct96 to 815Squadron, HMS Monmouth as HMA.8. Noted uncoded 23Oct96. Note+
: w/o 18feb97 815Sqn /MM-415 fell over the side of HMS Monmouth (F235) in ro+
: 30Dec10 noted as Gate Guard RNAS Yeovilton painted as AW-326 of 815Squadro+
202 has.2 1980 XZ729 : HAS.2 815Sq Broadsword Flt/346-BW by Nov 1981, 815Sq 220 Brilliant Flt/342+
: as 815Sq Brilliant Flt/342-BT, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside G+
: (Falklands damage repaired), 815Sq HQ Flt/306 by Jan 1985, 815Sq Phoebe Fl+
: conv HAS.3, 815Sq Phoebe Flt/471-PB by Oct 1986, 815Sq Argonaut Flt/466-AT+
: conv HMA.8 by Dec 2001, 702 Sq/318 by Aug 2003, 815Sq Richmond Flt/474 by +
: 08Jul06 815 NAS Nottingham Flt / 417 pictured (pic1) on the squadron apron+
: 11jul09 pictured (pic3) as 815 NAS Portland Flt / 426, outside 815 Sq hang+
: 2011 HMA8 type 815Sqn./350
203 has.2 1980 XZ730 : HAS.2 dd Dec 1980; 815Sq Cleopatra Flt/463-CP by Jun 1981; 815Sq Penelope +
: RN; 1995 type:HAS.3 815Sqn./304; 2007 type:HAS.3S 702Sqn./632
- XZ730 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
204 has.2 1980 XZ731 : 815Sq/306 noted visiting on 27 Apr 1982
: Aug98 HMA8 type as 815Sqn /MA-363 at Portsmouth harbour on HMS Marlborough+
: Assigned as 815Sq 203 Flt /375-SM to HMS Somerset Jan 2009, at Yeovilton a+
: 02jul16 pictured (pic3) as 815 NAS /311-VL at RNAS Yeovilton during Air Da+
208 has.2 1980 XZ732 : ff Jan 1981, dd Feb 1981; 815 NAS Glasgow Flt /344-GW by Apr 1981
: 11jul09 pictured as 815 Sq HQ Flt / 314, departing 815 Sq hangars, to take+
210 has.2 1981 XZ733 : HAS.2 815Sq Exeter Flt/420-EX by Mar 1982
: conv. HAS.3GSM; 815Sq/344-GW Glasgow Flt by Oct 2000 until Sep 2001
- XZ733 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
213 has.2 1981 XZ734 : 815 Sq Charybdis Flt / 431-CY by Sep 1982 until c Mar 1986;815 Sq Glamorga+
: 815 Sq Hermione Flt / 475-HM by Jul 1989. Knocked off flight deck by frea+
217 has.2 1981 XZ735 : 815Sq Amazon Flt/320-AZ by 12 Feb 1982. Departed with ship on deployment, +
: Jun 1983: To RAF Gibraltar by C-130 as 815 NAS 208 Gibraltar Flt /320-GIB +
222 has.2 1980 XZ736 : dd Feb 1981 to Yeovilton; 815 Sq Brilliant Flt / 342-BT by Jul 1981; 815 S+
: RN Type: HAS.2 815sqn embarked Type 21 Amazon Class Frigate HMS Alacrity f+
: repairs at NASU Yeovilton following Operation Corporate; 815 Sq Manchester+
: 815 Sq Daring Flt / 451-DA by Sep 2010 until Nov 2010
: RN; 2011 type:HMA8SRU 815Sqn./DA-451
: 10jul11 pictured (top) as /304 of 815Sq HQ Flt in casevac role demonstrati+
251 has.3 1982 ZD251 : 1993-95 815Sqn 227flt HMS Monmouth
- ZD251 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
255 has.3 ZD252 : 13+14jun12 815Sqn./302
: 13jul97 815Sqn./671 type:HMA.8
: 2007 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /318
: 815Sq Dragon Flt/455 by Oct 2014
: 30jan15 pictured (pic2) as 226 Flt 815Sqn /455 HMS Dragon in load lifting +
: 06feb15 pictured (pic3) as 226 Flt 815Sqn /455 HMS Dragon at Capetown I+
257 has.3 1982 ZD253 : 815 NAS Charybdis Flt / 431-CY by Mar 1988 until c Oct 1998; 815 NAS Brill+
: w/o 27 Oct 2001 on Exercise Saif Sareea 01 as 815 Sq Marlborough Flt/363-M+
259 has.3 ZD254 : 1996 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /645; 2003 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /635; 2007 HAS.3S t+
262 has.3 1982 ZD255 : RN; HAS.3SGM type; 17may97 pictured as 815Sqn /374-VB on HMS Illustrious (+
- ZD255 : Apr17, is now stripped and rotting-used as an item for pretend war games i+
265 has.3 1982 ZD256 : dd Dec 1982 to Yeovilton. Spent a period in storage, then; 815 Sq Scylla F+
: to AMG Portland for conversion to HAS.3GM by Apr 1989, completed by Jun 19+
: to RNAY Fleetlands for conversion to HAS.3GMS by Jun 1993, completed by c +
: 815 Sq Brave Flt/328-BV by May 1994, /328-BA by Jan 1996; 815 Sq Grafton F+
: 02jul16 pictured as 815 NAS /302-VL at RNAS Yeovilton during Air Day 2016
267 has.3 1982 ZD257 : 815Sq/346-BW Broadsword Flt by Jul 1984; 815Sq/334-SN Southampton Flt by J+
: 815Sq/475-HM Hermione Flt by Sep 1990, 815Sq/420-EX Exeter Flt by Jul 1991+
: 815Sq/474-RM Richmond Flt by Dec 1998, DARA Fleetlands by Oct 2001, 815Sq/+
270 has.3 1982 ZD258 : to Fleetlands c Aug 1997 for conv to HMA.8; 702 NAS/673 by Jun 1999; assig+
: to Fleetlands by Sep 2006 for mods to DAS std; 702 NAS/672 by Oct 2006; 81+
286 has.3 1983 ZD259 : 815Sq Ambuscade Flt/323 30 Jul 1985 until c Nov 1990
: RN in 1996 /333 815Sqn. ; 2007 type:HMA.8(DAS) /425 HMS Kent 815Sqn.
292 has.3 ZD260 : RN in 2007 type:HMA.8(DAS) /427 815Sqn.
295 has.3 1983 ZD261 : RN; 1995 type:HAS.8 815Sqn./672; 2003 type:HMA.8 815Sqn./307; 2007 type:HM+
: 815 Sq Largs Bay Flt / 352 by Jun 2008 until c May 2009;815 Sq Daring Flt +
: 06-19jun14 type HMA8SRU 815Sqn./314 embarked HMS Montrose F236
: 26Jul14 pictured (pic3) as 815 NAS /314 at RNAS Yeovilton
297 has.3 1983 ZD262 : RN, f/f 21Jul83 Westlands Yeovil; 27Jul83 to RNAY Wroughton for store; 01A+
: 05sep09 pictured (pic3) as 815Sqd /327 on HMS Somerset (F82) at North Yard+
: 19may10 pictured (pic4) as 217 Flt 815Sqn /332 on HMS Liverpool during Op +
299 has.3 1983 ZD263 : 06Jun04 noted Duxford, UK coded -.305 of 815Squadron; 08Oct06 noted Duxfor+
: 2007 HAS.3S type 702Sqn /639 ; 2009 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /306
301 has.3 1983 ZD264 : RN; aug1998 type:HAS.3S Portsmouth harbour deployed aboard D86 HMS Birming+
- ZD264 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013 (HMS York on nose)
: Nov16 cockpit nose section owned and being restored by the Air Defence Col+
303 has.3 1983 ZD265 : 815 Sq York Flt / 407-YK by Nov 1992 until c Dec 1993; 815 Sq HQ Flt / 306+
: 815 Sq Northumberland Flt / 372-NL by Sep 1996 until c Mar 1998;815 Sq Box+
: 2007 HMA.8 type as 815Sqn /308
305 has.3 ZD266 : RN in 2007 type:HMA.8 /319 815Sqn.
- ZD266 : privately owned by Oct17
309 has.3 1983 ZD268 : RN; 22feb93 HAS.3 type 815Sqn./300
: 1995 HAS.3 type embarked aboard D88 HMS Glasgow. 815Sqn./GW-344
: 2007 HMA.8DSP type 815Sqn./317
316 has.3 1985 ZD565 : 09Jan96 to 815Squadron HMS Boxer coded XB.376; 09Sep96 to 702 Squadron unc+
: 702 Sq/674 by Sep 1999; 702 Sq/676 by Nov 2000; 815Sq Norfolk Ft/361 by Ap+
: 2004 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /307
: 2007 HMA.8(DAS) type 815Sqn /365
: 07jul13 pictured (pic3) as 815Sq /314 at RNAS Yeovilton
317 has.3 ZD566 : RN; 2011 type:HMA8 815Sqn./407
: 2005 pictured as 211 Flt 815Sqn /444 HMS Montrose during Med Deployment
318 has.3 1985 ZD567 : 815 Sq Active Flt / 322-AV by Nov 1989 until c Nov 1992; 815 Sq Argyll Flt+
334 has.3s 1987 ZF557 : RN HAS.3 type f/f 12oct87, d/d 16oct88; 1990 HMA.8 ETPS type; 2000 HMA.8 +
: 815 NAS Montrose Flt / 444-MR detached to USS Cape St George for 3 weeks +
: 815 NAS 208 Flt /426, embarked HMS Portland for 9 month Middle East and At+
335 has.3s 1987 ZF558 : Jul11 HMA8SRU type 815Sqn /PD-426 HMS Portland F79 pictured (pic1) at Nava+
: 2011 pictured (pic2) as 219 Flt 815Sqn /323 on HMS Illustrious off Norway
: assigned as 815 NAS to Wave Knight Flt/336 Jun 2016.
337 has.3s 1987 ZF560 : 815 Sq Avenger Flt / 341-AG by Feb 1991, until c Sep 1992.
: RN; 1996 type:HMA8 702Sqn./404; aug1998 Portsmouth harbour deployed aboard+
: embarked as 815 NAS Iron Duke Flt /404-IR for Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surf+
: 815 NAS Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT until c Feb 2006
: 815Sq/330 by Nov 2009; assigned 815Sq Cornwall Flt/412-CW by Feb 2010 unti+
: 2010 pictured (pic1) as 219 Flt 815Sqn /412 HMS Cornwall anti piracy patro+
: 815Sq Duncan Flt/456 at Gibraltar, Mar 2015
339 has.3s 1988 ZF562 : RN; 23Jun93 pictured (pic1) as HAS.3CTS type coded AZ/320 of 815Squadron, +
: ex-815 NAS St Albans Flt/427-SB by Oct 2005
: 815 NAS Montrose Flt/444-MR by Mar 2014; 815 NAS Dauntless Flt/452-DT by J+
: 26jul14 pictured (pic2) as 815 NAS Dauntless Flt / 452-DT at RNAS Yeovilto+
: 05feb16 type: HMA.8SRU 815 NAS /IR-404 embarked HMS Iron Duke.
: 28Jul16 815 NAS/404 Iron Duke Flt, wearing radar fairing of HMS Monmouth, +
340 has.3s 1988 ZF563 : RN; 05jun94 815Sqn./671 Flypast Portsmouth harbour
: May 2011 HMA.8 ZF563/303 of 815Sq HQ Flt pictured at Southend Air Festival+
536 hma.2 ZZ529 : RN HMA.2; Apr16 815Sqn
102 serials found for . / 815Sq, 815 Sq, 815NAS, 815 NAS

Operations

DatesOperation
07-sep-17oct-17AI Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations
06-jun-1419-jun-14 BALTOPS 14
18-nov-1325-nov-13RP Typhoon Haiyan relief operations
07-oct-1317-oct-13 Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2
04-oct-1305-oct-13AU International Fleet Review Sydney 2013
aug-13dec-13 Cougar 13
oct-11oct-11 Staff College Sea Days 2011
01-jul-1103-jul-11NL naval days 2011 (marinedagen)
mar-11oct-11LY Operation Unified Protector
may-10aug-10US Exercise Auriga 2010
04-jun-0715-jun-07 BALTOPS 07
16-jan-0303-dec-03IQ Operation Telic
18-sep-9930-sep-99 Operation Langar
09-aug-9531-aug-95MS Operation Harlech
05-jun-9405-jun-94 D-Day 50th Anniversary Flypast
aug-90mar-91IQ Operation Desert Shield/Storm
21-jun-8622-jun-86NL Fleet days 1986
nov-83mar-84LB Operation Offcut
02-apr-8217-jun-82 Operation Corporate
may-65jul-65MY Konfrontasi
aug-64nov-64MY Konfrontasi
22-may-6422-jun-64YE Operation Flamingo
21-jan-64feb-64 East African Mutinies
04-jan-6414-jan-64YE Operation Nutcracker
jul-63sep-63MY Konfrontasi
15-jun-5315-jun-53 Fleet Review: Coronation Review of the Fleet

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