RNAS Culdrose Royal Naval Air Station

Home to the Royal Navy’s maritime Merlins, Culdrose – just outside Helston on the Lizard Peninsula – is one of the largest helicopter bases in Europe. With 3,000 personnel, it is one of the biggest single-site employer in Cornwall, pumping £100m into the local economy every year.

This busy Air Station supplies skilled aviators, engineers and flight deck crews to protect Royal Navy Ships and Submarines, above, on and below the waves.

Commanding Officer Dan Stembridge

Rank: Captain

Dan Stembridge joined the Royal Navy in 1989 and on completion of flying training was appointed to 815 NAS. In August 2016 Captain Stembridge took over as Commanding Officer of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.

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Rnas Culdrose's training Role

TRAINING

There are many training facilities at RNAS Culdrose including the Engineering and Merlin training facilities. You can also find the School of Flight Deck operations which trains students in the art of managing aircraft movements and tackle aircraft fires.

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Maritime Aviation Support Force

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A whirlin' Merlin and the crash of the 4.5in gun announce HMS Westminster's return

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