RNAS Culdrose Royal Naval Air Station

Home to the Royal Navy’s maritime Merlins, Culdrose – just outside Helston on the Lizard Peninsula – is one of the largest helicopter bases in Europe. With 3,000 personnel, it is one of the biggest single-site employer in Cornwall, pumping £100m into the local economy every year.

This busy Air Station supplies skilled aviators, engineers and flight deck crews to protect Royal Navy Ships and Submarines, above, on and below the waves.

Commanding Officer Dan Stembridge

Rank: Captain

Captain Danny Stembridge is an experienced naval aviator who has flown helicopters from destroyers and frigates, Sea Harriers from Royal Navy carriers and F-18E Strikefighters from US Navy carriers. A practiced strategic advisor, he attained a Masters in Defence Studies from Kings College London and has twice worked in The Ministry of Defence at the heart of Government.

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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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