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847 Naval Air Squadron

Formed in 1995, and traditionally a war-fighting unit, the principal task of 847 NAS is to provide armed reconnaissance and direction of supporting arms capability, primarily in support of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (3 Cdo Bde RM) on deployments worldwide.  847 NAS is part of the Commando Helicopter Force and is a unique unit within the UK Armed Forces.   A fully-fledged Royal Navy Squadron, it is equipped with Army-owned Lynx Mk7 helicopters, which are operated by Royal Marines and Royal Navy pilots.  Based at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset the Squadron spends a large proportion of each year on deployments around the world.

3 Cdo Bde's combat power and ability to strike the enemy in depth is greatly enhanced by 847 NAS.

Motto: Ex Alto Concutimus - "We Strike From On High"

Lynx AH7 Specifications

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