820 Naval Air Squadron

820 NAS is the dedicated helicopter squadron for HMS Queen Elizabeth: the Royal Navy’s awe-inspiring new breed of aircraft carrier.

820 Naval Air Squadron is currently on deployment

Westlant

USA

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Westlant

USA

Operation Westlant is designed to put the Carrier Strike Group through its paces on the USA Eastern Seaboard.

Commanding Officer

Commander C J Knowles

820 Naval Air Squadron's role

The primary warfighting role of 820 Naval Air Squadron is the seeking out and destruction of enemy submarines – although the Merlin’s versatility means that the unit is capable of performing any number of duties, from all-weather search and rescue operations to transporting cargo and troops.

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