847 Naval Air Squadron
Provides airborne support for the Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade.
Transcript of Royal Marines Routine Orders 105/95
Re-designation of 3 Cdo Bde Air Sqn RM as 847 Naval Air Squadron (R)
1. 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron Royal Marines will be formally incorporated into the Naval Air Command on Friday 1 Sep 95 and be re-designated 847 Naval Air Squadron.
2. The Squadron will continue to operate Army Lynx and Gazelle aircraft until the introduction of the Attack Helicopter into Army Air Corps Service.
Thereafter it will continue in the light utility role in support of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.
Marine Paul Collins died following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.