Fleet Air Arm

Flying from ships deployed worldwide, the aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm provide the UK with influence over land and sea, and assist in the wide range of roles undertaken by the Royal Navy from disaster relief to landing Royal Marines onto a hostile shore.

Head of Fighting Arm Russ Harding

Russ Harding

Rank: Rear Admiral

Privileged to have commanded at sea on 4 occasions, from a Mine Hunter as a Lieutenant to Captain in a Carrier, the most recent HMS Ocean.

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Units and Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm

Helicopter Squadrons

These squadrons form the core of the Fleet Air Arm

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Lynx MK8

702 Naval Air Squadron

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815 Naval Air Squadron

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Merlin MK1

814 Naval Air Squadron

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829 Naval Air Squadron

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Merlin Mk2

820 Naval Air Squadron

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824 Naval Air Squadron

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Sea King ASAC MK7

849 Naval Air Squadron

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854 Naval Air Squadron

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857 Naval Air Squadron

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Sea King MK4

845 Naval Air Squadron

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846 Naval Air Squadron

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Sea King MK5

771 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Gannet

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Wildcat

847 Naval Air Squadron

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700W Naval Air Squadron

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Support & Training

Specialist support units and training squadrons

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703 Naval Air Squadron

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727 Naval Air Squadron

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750 Naval Air Squadron

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Commando Helicopter Force

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Maritime Aviation Support Force

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1710 Squadron

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Future aircraft

The future aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm

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809 Naval Air Squadron

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Hawk jets

These jets provide air attack training for ships at sea

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736 Naval Air Squadron

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Historic flight

The guardians of the Fleet Air Arm's proud history

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Royal Navy Historic Flight

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