825 Naval Air Squadron

The expert aircrew of 825 Naval Air Squadron are paving the way for the AugustaWestland Wildcat – the latest and greatest of the Royal Navy’s helicopters. 

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

420+ miles

Nautical range

15.22 metres

Total length

157+ knots

Top speed

Our base

Our base

RNAS Culdrose

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825 Naval Air Squadron's role

The personnel of 825 Naval Air Squadron are specially selected from the Lynx Helicopter Force for their experience in test flying, training and tactics. This small but perfectly formed team is tasked with optimising operating procedures and ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of the fearsome Wildcat helicopter. 
 
Designed to operate from frigates and destroyers, the AugustaWestland Wildcat is one of the most advanced helicopters ever produced. It will be used to carry out a range of important tasks, from anti-surface warfare to counter piracy.

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