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 Adrian Orchard

Rank: Captain

Captain Orchard OBE joined the Royal Navy in 1986. He took command of RNAS Culdrose in January 2015.

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Location RNAS Culdrose

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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