RNAS Yeovilton Royal Naval Air Station

RNAS Yeovilton is one of the Navy's two principal air bases, and one of the busiest military airfields in the UK. It is home to more than 100 aircraft operated both front-line squadrons and training units including all Fleet Air Arm Lynx and Commando Helicopter Force, plus vintage aircraft of the RN Historic Flight.

The base is located near Yeovil in Somerset and covers around 1,400 acres with the main airfield in Yeovilton itself and the satellite at Ilton (Merryfield). Some 4,300 personnel, Service and civilian, including MoD employees and permanent contractors are employed on the site. The air station also hosts a large support staff from the Defence Equipment and Support organisation, and the world famous Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Commanding Officer Jock Alexander

Rank: Commodore

Cdre Jock Alexander joined the Royal Navy as a Seaman Officer in 1977. He was promoted to Commodore and is now the Commanding Officer, RNAS Yeovilton.

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Yeovilton Airday Survey

We really hope you enjoyed your day out at the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day.

We would appreciate your feedback on the event and hope that you will be able to give less than 5 minutes of your time to complete our online survey.

As a token of our appreciation we will enter your name into a prize draw to win a pair of Swordfish Enclosure tickets for next year’s show.  Many thanks. 

Training Schools


In addition to the squadrons, the air station is home to the Navy’s Fighter Controller School, the School of Aircraft Control, the Helicopter Underwater Escape Trainer and the Royal Navy Historic Flight team and aircraft.

727 Naval Air Squadron

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815 Naval Air Squadron

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825 Naval Air Squadron

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845 Naval Air Squadron

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846 Naval Air Squadron

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847 Naval Air Squadron

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RNR Air Branch

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Royal Navy Historic Flight

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