is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence can
confirm that Lieutenant Philip Green RN was killed when
two Mk 7 Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control
(ASAC) helicopters collided over international waters
in the Gulf. The helicopters were from 849 Squadron
A Flight, which is based at the Royal Naval Air Station
Culdrose, in Cornwall. The crash was not the result
of enemy action and tragically there were no survivors.
joining the Navy in April 1996 as a graduate entry,
Lieutenant Green undertook officer training at BRNC
Dartmouth, passing out in April 1997. He started his
flying career on Firefly aircraft at the Joint Elementary
Flying Training Squadron (JEFTS), RAF Barkston Heath
in June 1997. After successful completion of JEFTS in
December 1997 he moved onto Basic Flying Training and
the Squirrel helicopter at RAF Shawbury.
Tri-Service flying training ended in June 1998 and he
moved to RNAS Culdrose to take part in his Advanced
Flying Training and Operational Flying Training, flying
the Sea King helicopter with 810 Naval Air Squadron
in the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Role.
completed these courses and was posted to his first
frontline tour at Prestwick in Scotland with 819 Naval
Air Squadron in January 2000. During his time on this
squadron he completed his ASW pilot Certificate of Competency.
He served in many areas gaining a wide and varied flying
experience. Towards the second half of his time on this
squadron he served as the second pilot on a Type 22
joined 849 Squadron in May 2002.
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