Avenger T1s at RNAS Culdrose are proving to be ideal ‘flying classrooms’ for training observers in myriad tasks. Guy Warner reports from 750 NAS whose training role has expanded.

Four Avenger T1s are operated by 750 NAS, based at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall.
Niall Paterson
Old and new side-by-side. Prior to the Avenger T1, 750 NAS flew the Jetstream T.2.
RNAS Culdrose

Observers crewing Royal Navy helicopters must be swift decision-makers and clear communicators in a high-tech world of sensors and weaponry.

Frontline missions have been compared with “playing 3D chess in a fast-moving, complex environment”, according to the commanding officer of one operational unit.

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