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Royal Marine Commando

Brief History:

A rotary wing force using Army standard helicopters under Navy control.

National Markings:

Main Marking
The main marking is displayed on each side of the fuselage on helicopters. No fin flash is displayed. Marines aircraft carry the service title MARINES on the fuselage sides.

Main Headquarters:


Aircraft Inventory:

Current service types-
Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Westland Lynx AH.7 7 7 Anti-Armour local


Order of Battle-
Squadron Type Base
847 Naval Air Squadron* Lynx AH.7 RNAS Yeovilton
* formerly 3 CBAS (Commando Brigade Air Squadron)


  • World Air Power Journal No.2 p.151-152

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