RNAS Culdrose Royal Naval Air Station

Home to the Royal Navy’s Merlins plus a sizable proportion of its Sea Kings, Culdrose – just outside Helston on the Lizard Peninsula – is the largest helicopter base in Europe with some 75 aircraft and 3,000 personnel. It is the biggest single-site employer in Cornwall, pumping £100m into the local economy every year.

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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Helston turns out for freedom parade

Helston turns out for freedom parade

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Culdrose aviators get their Flying Wings

Culdrose aviators get their Flying Wings

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Merlin rules the waves with deck landing training

Merlin rules the waves with deck landing training

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