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Air Squadron/Air Troops

Dates Location Higher Formation - Remarks
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. Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM .
1968.08.12 Formed in Singapore by amalgamating the four Air Troops of 3 Commando Brigade RM based in Singapore Sioux AH.1
. The squadron was organised into three flights, one Flight of three Scouts per Commando and a larger Brigade Headquarters Flight .
1970 Brigade Headquarters Flights were re-equipped with Scout helicopters Sioux AH.1 & Scout
1971 3 Commando Brigade withdrew from Singapore to the United Kingdom .
1971.07.19 England: Coypool, Plymouth, took under command the remaining two Air Troops of the UK based Commandos and the UK based Commando Gunner Regiment .
. Squadron was organised into five Flights, one for each of the Commando Groups and a fifth for the Commando Brigade HQ. Each Flight is named after the battle honour of its affiliated Commando, namely Dieppe Flight for 40 Commando, Kangaw Flight for 42 Commando, Salerno Flight for 41 Commando, and Montforterbeek Flight for 45 Commando. The Brigade HQ Flight is called Brunei Flight to commemorate the first time our Commando Gunners went into action to support the Brigade .
1995.09.01 Re-organised and redesignated 847 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton .
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. Air Troop HQ 3 Commando Brigade .
1966 Formed at Sembawang, Singapore Sioux AH.1
1968.08.12 The four Air Troops of 3 Commando Brigade RM in Singapore were centralised to form the Commando Brigade Air Squadron at Sembawang, Singapore Commando Brigade Air Squadron
1971.07 England: Coypool, Plymouth. Redesignated Brunei Flight, Commando Brigade Air Squadron .
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. Air Troop 40 Commando RM .
1965 Formed in Singapore Sioux AH.1
1968.08.12 The four Air Troops of 3 Commando Brigade RM in Singapore were centralised to form the Commando Brigade Air Squadron at Sembawang, Singapore .
1971.07 England: Coypool, Plymouth. Redesignated Dieppe Flight, Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM 40 Commando RM
. 13 Jun - 18 Oct 72: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 13 Jun - 15 Oct 73: Northern Ireland: Sydenham Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. Jul - Sep 74: Cyprus .
. Feb - Jun 75: Northern Ireland .
. 18 Aug - 16 Dec 76: Northern Ireland: Sydenham .
. 12 Jun - 13 Oct 78: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly .
. 30 Mar - 12 Aug 79: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly .
. 1 Apr - 30 Jul 80: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly .
. May - Jun 82: Falklands .
. Jan - Jun 83: Northern Ireland .
1995.09.01 Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM re-organised and redesignated 847 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton .
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. Air Troop 41 Commando RM .
1967 Formed at Plymouth, operated from Plymouth City Airport at Roborough Sioux AH.1
1971.03 Malta: St George's Barracks 41 Commando RM
1971.07.19 On 3 Commando Brigade's return to UK the troop joined the Commando Brigade Air Squadron .
1971.07 Redesignated Salerno Flight, Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM .
. Oct 74 - May 75: Cyprus .
1977.04 41 Commando RM reduced to Salerno Company which became Malta Garrison .
1977.09 41 Commando RM reformed at Deal .
. Mar 78 - June 78: Northern Ireland: Belfast .
. May 79 - Nov 79: Cyprus .
. June 80 - Oct 80: Northern Ireland: Bessbrook .
1981.08 41 Commando RM disbanded .
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. Air Troop 42 Commando RM .
1965 Formed in Singapore Sioux AH.1
1968.08.12 The four Air Troops of 3 Commando Brigade RM in Singapore were centralised to form the Commando Brigade Air Squadron at Sembawang, Singapore .
1971.07 Redesignated Kangaw Flight, Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM .
?? England: Plymouth 42 Commando RM
. 1 Dec 71 - 14 Feb 72: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 9 - 31 Aug 72: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 14 Feb - 14 Jun 73: Northern Ireland: Sydenham Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 20 Feb - 12 Jun 74: Northern Ireland: Sydenham Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 24 Mar - 30 Jun 76: Northern Ireland: Sydenham .
. 01 Apr - 30 Jul 81: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly .
1995.09.01 Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM re-organised and redesignated 847 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton .
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. Air Troop 45 Commando RM .
1966 Formed in Aden Sioux AH.1
10/1966 to 11/1967 Aden: Falaise, Khormaksar Sioux AH.1
1967.11 England: Plymouth .
1971.07.19 On 3 Commando Brigade's return to UK the troop joined the Commando Brigade Air Squadron .
1971.07 Redesignated Montfortebeck Flight, Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM .
?? Scotland: Arbroath 45 Commando RM
. 1 Jun - 1 Sep 70: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 09 Aug - 30 Aug 71: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 17 Oct - 3 Dec 71: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 12 - 28 Jul 72: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 1 Jul - 5 Nov 74: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 12 Jun - 12 Oct 77: Northern Ireland: Sydenham Gazelle Helicopter Detachment
. 30 Jul - 30 Nov 81: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly .
1995.09.01 Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM re-organised and redesignated 847 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton .
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