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 on both front-line squadrons and training units, including the Fleet Air Arm Wildcat Force and the 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 Nick Tindal

Nick Tindal

Rank: Commodore

Dual qualified as a Fleet Air Arm pilot and surface warfare officer, Commodore Nick Tindal took command of RNAS Yeovilton in April 2017.
Born in London and raised in the west of Ireland, he has since adopted Dorset.

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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.

Royal Navy School of Fighter Control

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Royal Navy School of Aircraft Control

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Underwater Escape Training Unit

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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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Commando Helicopter Force

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RNR Air Branch

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Royal Navy Historic Flight

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845 Naval Air Squadron battle extreme conditions in Norway


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Useful Information

RNAS Yeovilton Defence Aerodrome Manual Issue: 5 AL:4

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