MILITARY 845 NAVAL AIR SQUADRON
Kevin Wills and Ian Harding went aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth prior to its port homecoming, to find out about a cruise to the US eastern seaboard and the sterling work undertaken by Merlin HC4- equipped 845 Naval Air Squadron
Assigned to Commando Helicopter Force (CHF), 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) embarked aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth on August 20, 2018, with three upgraded Merlin HC4 helicopters and approximately 90 personnel. Premise for the deployment was to support the carrier’s first-of-class F-35B flight deck trials and the ability to work with other nations’ maritime forces. This included the landing of Royal Marines and their equipment ashore in the United States, and to conduct training with its US counterparts.