846 NAS

846 Naval Air Squadron

846 Naval Air Squadron is one of the two frontline Merlin Squadrons that make up the Royal Navy’s Commando Helicopter Force. The Squadron fly the AgustaWestland Merlin Mk4 and are the home of the Operational Conversion Flight.

Facts & figures

846 NAS

Facts & figures

510+ miles

Top range

19.5 metres

Total length

190+ knots

Top speed

Our base

846 NAS

Our base

RNAS Yeovilton

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Commanding Officer

Commander Edward Vaughan

Awarded Wings as a Commando Sea King pilot in December 2006 and appointed to 845 NAS, he deployed to Iraq in support of Op TELIC and then to Norway on Ex CLOCKWORK and COLD RESPONSE.


846 Naval Air Squadron's role

846 Naval Air Squadron is historically an amphibious assault squadron, delivering Royal Marines from ship to shore.. The Squadron has provided battlefield support in a number of operational theatres, including the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

As the home of the Operational Conversion Flight, 846 Naval Air Squadron train future pilots and aircrewman to operate the Merlin Mk4.

Unit history

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