846 Naval Air Squadron
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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.
CitationLieutenant Hutchings RM, 846 Naval Air Squadron, made an important contribution to the planning and conduct of operations by the use of his skills as a Combat Survival Instructor. He completed eight operational missions with dogged determination and courage, demonstrating great resilience under trying circumstances. The personal courage over a prolonged period shown by Lieutenant Hutchings was of the highest order.
Marine Christopher Lelittka, 846 Naval Air Sqn. RM, was killed in an abseiling accident at Stonehouse. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Apr. 2014.]
Corporal Michael Love, Royal Marines, 846 Naval Air Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash due to a bird strike in the Falklands.
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