Wrexham Branch of the Royal Naval Association

Images in the Fleet Air Arm Gallery 1 show:

Helicopter Types used by the Fleet Air Arm throughout the Decades

Sikorsky R-4 (Gadfly) Helicopter

The Westland Dragonfly

Hiller UH-12E

The Westland Whirlwind Mk.5

The Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk7

The Westland Whirlwind Mk9s from RNAS Culdrose passing St Michaels Mount

Westland Wessex HAS1 XS128 / PO-537

The Westland Wessex SAR HAS MK1

The Westland Wessex HAS Mk 3

Westland Wessex HAS.3 XP110/PO55 out of RNAY Fleetlands at the 11th June 1983 open day

Westland Wessex HU5 (WS-58)at RNAS Yeovilton

The Westland Wessex HU.5

The Westland Wessex HU.5 with Landrover underslung

Westland Wessex HU5 Seen with an underslung Hiller

Royal Navy Westland Gazelle HT2

HMS Minerva Wasp with AS12 Missiles

Royal Navy Westland Wasp

The Westland Lynx

HMS Osprey, RNAS Portland

Agusta Westland AW159 Lynx Wildcat Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter

Westland Sea King - 849 NAS Sea King ASaC7

Westland Sea King

Westland Sea King SAR

Westland Sea King Commando Helicopter Force

Merlin HM.1s

820 NAS Merlin Mk 1's on Ark Royal

Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) based at RNAS Yeovilton currently consists of three Naval Air Squadrons; 845, 846 and 847 NAS. The Naval Air Squadrons of CHF are integrated under the command of a Headquarters, established to operate helicopters afloat or ashore in support of the UK armed forces. It is a combined Royal Navy and Royal Marine force that flies Sea King and Lynx helicopters that specialises in amphibious warfare.

Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) based at RNAS Yeovilton

The Merlin HM Mk2 helicopter is the Royal Navys airborne submarine hunter.

Sikorsky R-4 / S47 (Gadfly) Helicopter

Helicopters `at Siskin, late19 40`s Top to Bottom Dragonfly, Sikorsky R-6, Sikorsky R-4/ S47 (Gadfly)

705 Training Squadron RNAS Culdrose, Hiller 1960s

The Westland Whirlwind Mk5

The Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk7

Westland WS-55 Whirlwind 3 Freshly painted in Royal Navy colours and named named "Princess Olivia". Ex Bristow Helicopters G-AYNP. Originally delivered to the Royal Navy as XG576 in 1955.

Plane guard over Grand harbour Malta

Westland Wessex HAS1 XM917 / PO-528 parked at Lee-on Solent 1983

HMS London flight Wessex HAS Mk3 ,happy days.

The Westland Wessex SAR HAS HU5

Forget Apaches, this is a proper Gunship "Wessex Mk 5" 1960s

The Westland Wessex HU.5 troop lifting ashore

Wessex Mk 5s of 845 Commando Squadron "Junglies"

Westland Wessex HU5

XX436 Royal Navy Westland SA-341C Gazelle HT2

HMS Minerva Wasp carrying a Nuclear Depth Charge

Royal Navy Westland Wasp

The Westland Lynx

The Westland Lynx

Agusta Westland AW159 Lynx Wildcat Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter

Westland Sea King 849 NAS

Westland Sea King SAR

Westland Sea King Commando Helicopter Force

Commando Helicopter Force

Merlin HM.2

Merlin with Sea King of Commando Helicopter Force

Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) based at RNAS Yeovilton

p>The Merlin HM Mk2 helicopter is the Royal Navys airborne submarine hunter.

Sikorsky R-4 / S47 (Gadfly) Helicopter

Westland Dragonfly

Hiller UH-12E A quartet of Hiller UH-12's of the Royal Navy making a fuel stop at Eelde. Delivered by sea to RNAY Fleetlands. These Hillers were built as three-seat dual-control light utility and observation helicopters and were used in the Navy as training aircraft.

The Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk7

Westland Whirlwind helicopters of 825 Naval Air Squadron on the flight deck of HMS Victorious 1963

Westland Whirlwind HAR9, XL899, Royal Navy

820 Squadron Wessex Mk 1 photographed aboard HMS Eagle early 1960s

Westland Wessex HAS1 XS863 / R-304 Preserved at the Imperial War Museum Duxford

Westland Wessex HAS3 XM836 / FF-04 Of 737 Naval Air Squadron ship based on the County Class Destroyer HMS Fife.

The Westland Wessex HU5, RNAS Culdrose Ace of Clubs

The Westland Wessex HU.5

The Westland Wessex HU.5 picking up load

Westland Wessex HU5 XS482 / A-D RAF Fairford

Westland Wessex HU5

Royal Navy Westland Gazelle HT2 Royal Navy Display team "The Black Sharks"

The Westland Wasp

The Westland Wasp

Agusta Westland AW159 Lynx Wildcat Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter

Westland WG-13 Lynx HAS3S This Royal Navy Lynx seen picking up some Marines during the Commando Assault demo, check the guy not on the rope leaning into the downdraft

Sea King XV of 671 Squadron flying above HMS Illustrious

Westland Sea King 849 NAS

Westland Sea King SAR

Westland Sea King on HMS Hermes

Royal Navy Commando Helicopter Force

Merlin HM.2

Agusta Westland AW - British Merlin HM1 in August 2012

Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) based at RNAS Yeovilton

p>The Merlin HM Mk2 helicopter is the Royal Navys airborne submarine hunter.

p>The Merlin HM Mk2 helicopter is the Royal Navys airborne submarine hunter.

The Westland Dragonfly

Westland Dragonfly HR5 (WS-51) Making a rare appearance outdoors at the 2000 RNAS Yeovilton Airshow, Westland Dragonfly HR.5 VZ595 looks to have been newly restored. She is the oldest preserved Dragonfly in the UK.

Hiller UH-12E

The Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk7

The Westland Whirlwind in "Junglie" role

Great shot of an SAR Diver

Wessex Mk1 on-board HMS Victorious

Westland Wessex HAS1 XS863 / R-304 Preserved at the Imperial War Museum Duxford

HMS London flight Wessex HAS Mk3

The Westland Wessex HU5 - RNAS Culdrose

The Westland Wessex HU.5

The Westland Wessex HU.5 of 845 NAS Flying past HMS Bulwark (R08)

Westland Wessex HU5 Seen with an underslung load as a carrying demonstration at RAF Fairford. Note the Starfighters and A-10 on the ramp in the background

Royal Navy Westland Gazelle HT2

Royal Navy Westland Gazelle HT2

Royal Navy Westland Wasp from HMS Endurance

The Westland Wasp

Agusta Westland AW159 Lynx Wildcat Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter

Agusta Westland AW159 Lynx Wildcat Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter

Sea King XV of 671 Squadron flying above HMS Illustrious

Westland Sea King SAR

Westland Sea King Commando Helicopter Force

Royal Navy Commando Helicopter Force

Merlin HM.2

820 NAS Merlin Mk 1's on Ark Royal

Merlin with Sea King of Commando Helicopter Force

Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) based at RNAS Yeovilton

Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) based at RNAS Yeovilton

Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) based at RNAS Yeovilton