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All who helped deliver Caribbean hurricane relief earlier this year, including personnel from RNAS Culdrose and RNAS Yeovilton, were recognised at the #Millies last night.
Those who took part in ‘Operation Ruman’ were given a ‘Special Recognition Award’ for their work supporting the communities hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria. They delivered more than 800 tonnes of aid, repaired schools, community centres and homes, restored power and other utilities, distributed food, water and medical aid as well as reintroduced law and order.

Culdrose based 1700 Squadron enabled safe aviation and fed the fliers on Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, they were working with an RNAS Yeovilton Wildcat HMA - the first responder and search and rescue asset on the RFA.
Members of 820 Naval Air Squadron, a Merlin from 845 CHF and a Wildcat from 847 CHF, flew from HMS Ocean assisting in full scale disaster relief operations.

#faa #fleetairarm #flynavy #chf #commando #helicopter #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #cornwall #somerset #royalnavy #defence #caribbean #hurricaneirma #hurricanemaria #hurricane #sun #millies #brave #heroes #wildcats #merlin #1700 #flying #aviation #flightdeck #disasterrelief

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Here come the girls! These Fleet Air Arm aviators were in London today to celebrate 100 years of women being a vital part of the Royal Navy.
The event was attended by 50 women from today's Royal Navy and 50 former Wrens. The special reception was held at the Palace of Westminster and was the final event of the year-long ‘Wrens 100’ celebration, recognising the role of women in the Naval Service. #faa #fleetairarm #flynavy #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #wren #girls #women #careers #jobsforgirls #wrns #wrns100 #royalnavy #defence #flying #aviation #london #cornwall #somerset #helicopters #aviators #aircrew #thisgirlcan

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In training Air Engineering Technician Will Pottage (19) halfway through his course has joined the Engineering Training School #rnasyeovilton #GoodLuck with the theory Will #engineering #helicopters #rnasculdrose #royalnavy #YoE #Merlin #madeintheroyalnavy #training #firstclass #fleetairarm #chf #career #excellence #engineeringstudent #qualify #school #future #carrieraviation #flynavy 🚁⚓️

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‪The Fleet Air Arm view today.
Our 'Fly Navy' team proudly flew over HMS Queen Elizabeth as she was commissioned into the Fleet. ‬ ‪Helicopters from both Naval Air Stations (RNAS Culdrose and RNAS Yeovilton) took part, with Merlin Mk2, Merlin Mk3a, a Sea King Mk7 and a Wildcat in the flypast.
Images: Lee Howard & Royal Navy For more: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/december/07/171207-queen-welcomes-royal-navys-largest-ever-ship-into-the-fleet
#flynavy #faa #fleetairarm #hmsqueenelizabeth #carrier #aircraftcarrier #portsmouth #royalnavy #defence #mod #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #flying #helicopter #aircrew #seaking #merlin #wildcat #aviation #aviationphotography #aviationgeek #proud #navalairstation #navywings #history #royalfamily

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Culdrose helicopters & personnel are on operations in the UK & overseas working round the clock from a variety of ships. Here's an 829 NAS Merlin on @HMSStAlbans
An 829 team has just returned from honing their skills in the challenging environment of the North Atlantic #FlyNavy #rnasculdrose #faa #fleetairarm #829NAS #merlin #helicopter #flightdeck #Ship #royalnavy #defence #hms #hmsstalbans #sea #aviationgeek #aviation #aviationphotography #aviators #aircrew #flying #fly #asw #cornwall #helston #milstagram #mod

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PO 'Willow' Williams, responsible for ensuring the safety of Royal Navy Fast Jet Pilots, is the first ever ‘Fleet Air Arm Sailor of the Year’. Well done Willow! #FlyNavy
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#Fleetairarm #KeithBlount #faa #flynavy #rnasculdrose RNASYeovilton #royalnavy #sailor #jets #hawks #safety #survivalequipment #survival #flight #fly #flying #736nas #cornwall #avgeeks #aviation #defence #milstagram #flight #sky #pilots #jets #topgun #speed

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#OnThisDay in 1917 the Women’s Royal Naval Service was established by Admiralty Order.
The achievements and contributions of women over 100 years in the Royal Navy continues today #WRNS100 #royalnavy #royalnavyreserves #rnr #women #military #militarycareer #history #heritage #Wrens #fleetairarm #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #historicflight #proud ⚓️👏🏻

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Now that’s a ‘down wash’!846 Naval Air Squadron with Commando Helicopter Force winching and helocasting during Ex Merlin Storm #Merlin #Helicopter #fleetairarm #jhc #chf #commandohelicopterforce #aviationphotography #avgeek #flynavy #junglies #maritimeaviation #royalnavy #carrieraviation Phot Si Ethell 🚁

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EXERCISE KERNOW FLAG UPDATE:
The 824 NAS crew have returned to the Aircraft Carrier having caught their prey. The enemy submarine was located and tracked... and is now heading north out of the Camel-Valley Sea (MUSIC: WWW.BENSOUND.COM) #ExKernowFlag #rnasculdrose #faa #fleetairarm #rnasyeovilton #carrieroperations #submarine #asw #carrier #taskgroup #royalnavy #hmsqueenelizabeth #avgeeks #aviation #flying #merlin #helicopters #blue #sea #sky #cornwall #kernow

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Wildcat helicopter deployed in the Med on Exercise with 847 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton #847nas #wildcat #winch #helicopter #aviationphotography #avgeek #commandohelicopterforce #chf #commando #ship #royalnavy #jhc #exercise #royalnavalreserve #flynavy #fleetairarm 🚁⚓️Phot Si Ethell

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Behind all the #ExKernowFlag missions is an essential team who work around the clock to keep the aircraft flying. With helicopters
constantly required to protect the Aircraft Carrier, the Air Engineering Department is never off duty. Without them, flying simply would not happen #ExKernowFlag #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #faa #fleetairarm #royalnavy #defence #engineering #engineer #aircraft #helicopters #flying #aviation #avgeeks #merlin #cornwall #hangar #maintenance #aircraftmechanic #aircraftengineer #exercise #battlewatch #nightflying #carrier #aircraftcarrier #ships

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EXERCISE KERNOW FLAG UPDATE:

As the Carrier Task Group approaches the entrance to the Camel-Valley Sea, the Camberland posture has become more aggressive with intelligence suggesting that threats from the air, the surface and sub-surface are imminent.
Our Hawk jets (playing the goodies today) have been working with 849 Naval Air Squadron this morning. Their task was to conduct surface searches and identify suspect vessels. One of the suspect vessels launched three fast attack craft with armed personnel, who shot at one of the 736 NAS Hawk Jets.
849 NAS, providing co-ordination of the mission, approved for the jets to 'engage' with the hostile vessels, who then retreated. #ExKernowFlag #rnasculdrose #faa #fleetairarm #rnasyeovilton #flynavy #carrier #carrieraviation #fastjets #hawks #hawkjets #736 #sea #royalnavy #defence #military #milstagram #exkernowflag #cornwall #kernow #aviationphotography #avgeek #aviation #flying #speed #topgun

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EXERCISE KERNOW FLAG UPDATE: Merlin helicopter crews keep their eyes and ears open, below AND on the surface of the sea when looking for the enemy.
When protecting Carrier Taskgroups, aircrew would use SONAR and RADAR to locate even the smallest vessels on the surface of the sea, or operating beneath it.
Following the attempted attack from Camberland forces last night in the region of Kernovia, both roles are essential - in reality and on EXERCISE KERNOW FLAG.
Here's some footage taken from the cockpit of an 820 NAS Merlin on their way back to 'HMS Seahawk'. #exkernowflag #rnasculdrose #faa #fleetairarm #flying #air #aircraft #helicopter #asw #asuw #aviationphotography #avgeeks #avgeek #aviation #kernowlife #cornwall #helston #military #royalnavy #defence #aircraftcarrier #carrieraviation #sonar #radar

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EXERCISE KERNOW FLAG UPDATE:
The situation continues to deteriorate in Praa-Sandovia and Redruvia, both areas experiencing attacks from Camberland forces.
Helstopian leaders have cited their support for Camberland. Therefore as the Carrier Task Group transits past the eastern coast of Helstopia, there is a real chance of attack.
Merlin aircraft were sent to investigate suspect vessels operating off the coast of Helstopia earlier. They flew in low, in a “probe” profile to sneak up on any enemies.
It was a whole crew evolution, with the Observer guiding aircraft to the contact, the Aircrewman gathering intelligence with a camera. Flying fast and low, the pilots concentrated hard on direction from the rest of the crew. Everyone was ready to react should the situation change rapidly from a simple photex to something more threatening. #exkernowflag #rnasculdrose #faa #fleetairarm #carrier #carrieroperations #aircraftcarrier #avgeeks #aviation #aviationphotography #aircraft #aircrew #defence #merlin #royalnavy #helicopter #flying #carrierprotection #intelligence #exercise

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Merlin iMk3 helicopters of 846 Naval Air Squadron during Ex Merlin Storm in Devon.
846 NAS are part of Commando Helicopter Force and are based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset. 846 NAS have been conducting under slung loads with military vehicles of 42 Commando Royal Marines and repositioning 105mm light guns of 29 Commando Royal Artillery whilst operating from Commando Logistics Regiment, Chivenor. #846nas #Merlin #chf #aviationphotography #commando #commandohelicopterforce #helicopter #junglies #exercise #loadlifting #fleetairarm #royalnavy #rnasyeovilton #avgeek #milstagram #flc Phot Si Ethell

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EXERCISE Kernow Flag update: 849 Naval Air Squadron flying earlier - they returned to the 'Aircraft Carrier' following a Surveillance mission over Helstopia and the surrounding area. They provided intelligence to Command.

The Sea King Mk7 that the Squadron flies carries a Searchwater 2000 radar and Cerberus mission system, enabling it to conduct wide-area surveillance of land, sea and air.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/fleet-air-arm/helicopter-squadrons/sea-king-asac-mk7/849-naval-air-squadron #exkernowflag #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #faa #fleetairarm #royalnavy #defence #849nas #asac #seaking #carrieraviation #carrier #aviation #avgeek #air #flying #kernow #cornwall #falmouth #hmsqueenelizabeth #hmsprinceofwales #thales #radar #surveillance #milstagram

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A Wildcat Helicopter embarked in RFA Argus helped a stricken yacht in a Biscay storm

Royal Navy fliers and their training ship helped a British yachtsman when his boat was damaged by storms in the Bay of Biscay.

Wildcat helicopters from 825 Naval Air Squadron based at RNAS Yeovilton were scrambled from RFA Argus after an SOS was received from the Takita which had lost its mast as it headed to Britain from the Azores.

The Wildcat Helicopter found nothing at the spot where the yacht was reported and then began a systematic search of the Atlantic where the strong winds and heavy seas might have carried the stricken vessel – or its sole crewman if he’d abandoned the Takita.

It was on the third sweep of the search that the aircrew spied the 30ft boat without its mast but still with its master. BZ All #fleetairarm #searchandrescue #825nas #faa #rfaargus #flynavy #wildcatmaritimeforce #aviationphotography #avgeek #ships #royalnavy #mayday #rescue #rnasyeovilton #BZ

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Merlin helicopters getting ready to do a 'deployment fly past' for EXERCISE KERNOW FLAG.
Multiple RNAS Culdrose-based aircraft are now operating from the (fictitious) Aircraft Carrier 'HMS Seahawk'. Merlin Mk2s, Sea King Mk 7s, Hawk Jets and King Air Avengers 'deployed' from Culdrose yesterday, and are now getting ready to protect the Carrier and her task group.
Throughout the next ten days, aircrew are expected to operate in a multi-threat environment conducting Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti Surface Warfare, Airborne Surveillance, Search and Rescue and Humanitarian aid missions - during the day and night.
#exkernowflag #flynavy #rnasculdrose #faa #fleetairarm #royalnavy #rnasyeovilton #aviationphotography #avgeek #aviation #flying #flight #helicopter #merlin #airborne #helston #cornwall #lizard #kernowlife #defence #milstagram #carrier #aircraftcarrier #rotorblades
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/november/14/171114-culdrose-turns-into-land-based-aircraft-carrier-for-ten-days

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EXERCISE KERNOW FLAG UPDATE (Music credit: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music)
SITREP: Multiple Culdrose-based aircraft are now operating from the (fictitious) Aircraft Carrier HMS Seahawk.
Merlin Mk2s, Sea King Mk 7s, Hawk Jets and King Air Avengers deployed from Culdrose yesterday, and are now getting ready to protect the Carrier and her task group.
Throughout the next ten days, aircrew are expected to operate in a multi-threat environment conducting Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti Surface Warfare, Airborne Surveillance, Search and Rescue and Humanitarian aid missions - during the day and night.
Here are pictures of the aircraft leaving Culdrose and embarking. More updates to follow..... https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/november/14/171114-culdrose-turns-into-land-based-aircraft-carrier-for-ten-days #flynavy #rnasculdrose #exkernowflag #cornwall #royalnavy #faa #fleetairarm #defence #military #carrier #aircraft #aircraft-carrier #flying #aviationphotography #aviation #avgeeks #flight #flightdeck #carrieroperations #merlin #seaking #hawk #avenger #kingair #helston #rnasyeovilton #rotorblades

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The 'embarkation' of multiple Royal Navy aircraft from RNAS Culdrose today. EXERCISE Kernow Flag has begun. With a new era of 'carrier aviation' just around the corner, Exercise Kernow Flag will help Culdrose to get 'Carrier Ready' through an intensive flying programme and test the whole air station #flynavy #rnasculdrose #avgeeks #aviation #aviationphotography #flightdeck #aircraft #aircraftcarrier #hmsqueenelizabeth #carrieraviation #defence #rnasyeovilton #fleetairarm #faa #merlin #seaking #helicopters #flying #flightdeckhandlers #royalnavy #milstagram #ships #cornwall #helston #f35 #exercise #exkernowflag #rotorblades #spinner

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Isn’t she lovely . Old and new! Swordfish W5856 captured from a Royal Navy Wildcat Helicopter as she flies over the Somerset fields and comes into land at RNAS Yeovilton following a Remembrance flypast. #rnasyeovilton #flynavy #swordfish #historicaircraft #wildcat #wmf #helicopter #aviationphotography #avgeek #fleetairarm #royalnavy #milstagram #taranto #decklanding

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National Service of Remembrance today at the Cenotaph #wewillremenberthem #twominutesilence #cenotaph #remebrance #poppy #lestweforget🌹Phot Dan Rosenbaum

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‪The Battle of Taranto - 77 years ago today. A Fleet Air Arm victory that would prove decisive in the outcome of the Second World War. ‬ ‪In just one night, over half of the Italian fleet anchored in Taranto, were put out of action. ‬ ‪Fly Navy. We will remember them.‬ #fly #flynavy #faa #fleetairarm #navywings #heritage #ww2 #swordfish #aviation #avgeek #royalnavy #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #defence #remembrance

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A birds eye view! Flypast over the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church pays tribute to all who have given their lives in Service

Today Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton held their annual Act of Remembrance in the Royal Naval Cemetery of the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church, St Bartholomew’s in Yeovilton village, Somerset. Take a look from the cockpit of our only flying Mk 1 Fairey Swordfish in the world in tandem with a Wildcat Helicopter from the Wildcat Maritime Force over the Air Station and Yeovilton village. #royalbritishlegion #remembrance #wewillremember #swordfish #faireyswordfish #helicopter #fleetairarm #faa #royalbritishlegion #poppy #somerset #navyheritage #rnhf #history

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High fliers in the world of ‘Naval Aviation’ have been recognised at the Fleet Air Arm’s first ever ‘Annual Awards’ event.
Sixteen men and women from across the Fleet Air Arm were invited to the Houses of Parliament for the Arm’s first ever Navy Wings ‘Live your Life’ Awards Dinner.
Head of the Fleet Air Arm, Rear Admiral Keith Blount (OBE) said: "This is my opportunity to gather and thank those that have received awards for their extraordinary hard work or talented flying skill over the last 12 months in support of the Fleet Air Arm and the nation." For more: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/november/10/171110-outstanding-efforts-of-fly-navy-personnel-recognised #flynavy #faa #fleetairarm #royalnavy #rnasculdrose #rnasyeovilton #awards #aviation #flying #helicopters #jets #housesofparliament #london

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‪The Flying Tigers (814 Naval Air Squadron) are always thirsty for action and 'lap up' any tasking coming their way! ‬
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‪Here they are operating from the deck of RFA Wave Knight - conducting a Helicopter In-Flight Refuelling or HIFR as we call it! #flynavy #fleetairarm#fas #rnasculdrose #rfa #waveknight #helicopter #merlin #carrieroperations #royalnavy #defence #milstagram #aircraft #flightdeck #refuel #avgeek #aviation #aviationphotography #aircrew #tigers #814 #cats

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Lieutenant Tim Dunning on 815 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton “I wear my poppy to remember my Great Uncle Private Frederick Stockley of the Worcestershire Regiment, who died in 1917 in the Battle of Cambrai in France.  I remember because his sacrifice has enabled us all to be free but equally has given me the inspiration to join the military today.” #815nas #rnasyeovilton #royalnavy #milstagram #helicopter #fleetairarm #poppy #wewillremeberthem #wewillremember #remember #remembrance #royalnavyreserves #royalnavalreserve #avgeek #lestweforget Phot Guy Pool

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