Shipmates from Aylesbury No.1 Branch visit 845 Naval Air Squadron

On 22nd October, members of Aylesbury No.1 Branch attended RAF Benson, in Oxfordshire, current home of 845 Naval Air Squadron.

Shipmates Ken Satterthwaite, Tom Spurrier  (Branch Chairman), Ron Hale (Branch Secretary), Peter Brown, Glen Beck and Topsy Turner outside 845 HQ
Shipmates Ken Satterthwaite, Tom Spurrier (Branch Chairman), Ron Hale (Branch Secretary), Peter Brown, Glen Beck and Topsy Turner outside 845 HQ

As part of a liaison between the Branch and 845 Squadron, members were invited to meet members of the team and to view the Merlin Helicopter. A briefing on the Squadron and its activities was held together with a flight during the afternoon after which a tour of the facilities took place.

Shipmates with an 845 Cab
Shipmates with an 845 Cab

The squadron is scheduled to deploy to Yeovilton in June 2016.

The Merlin Mk3 after shipmates departed it following a safe flight!
The Merlin Mk3 after shipmates departed it following a safe flight!