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815 Naval Air Squadron provides fast, agile Lynx helicopters for the frigates and destroyers of the Royal Navy. It is based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset, and is the largest helicopter squadron in the world, as well as one the oldest squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm. The Squadron operates both the Mk3 and the Mk 8 Westland Lynx.

The Squadron consists of a Headquarters (responsible for tactical doctrine, aircrew flying checks, maintenance support and parenting of embarked flights) and 26 Small Ship's Flights that operate from the Type 22 and Type 23 Frigates, and Type 42 Destroyers. Additionally, 2 Lynx Mk 3 aircraft embark for Antarctic patrols in HMS Endurance.

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