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820 Naval Air Squadron has returned home to RNAS Culdrose following a six-month deployment on HMS Ocean, which took them through Europe and on to the Middle East.

During her time away, HMS Ocean steamed over 23,000 miles, visited 11 countries and took part in various International exercises with local and NATO countries.

HMS Ocean is a helicopter assault ship and 820’s Merlin helicopter was a potent addition to her arsenal, ready to react to any emerging tasking. For the Squadron, operating from the ‘Fleet’s Flagship’ was seen as a ‘dry run’ ahead of standing up as the first Carrier Squadron for HMS Queen Elizabeth.


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