750 Naval Air Squadron

750 Naval Air Squadron

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 750 Naval Air Squadron

caption= 750 NAS Badge
dates= 1939-present
country= United Kingdom
branch= Royal Navy
type= Training Air Squadron
role= Flight Observer Officer Training
command_structure= Fleet Air Arm
garrison= RNAS "Culdrose"
equipment= BAe Jetstream T.2
motto="Teach and Strike"
current_commander= Lieutenant Commander Bow Wheaton Royal Navy
ceremonial_chief= HRH Queen Elizabeth II

750 Naval Air Squadron (motto "Teach and Strike") founded on 24 May 1939 from the Royal Navy Observer School. It initially took charge of Blackburn Shark and Hawker Osprey aircraft. It later made use of Fairey Albacores and Fairey Barracudas. During 1940 its location was transposed to RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset. Operational duties took it to Trinidad in the West Indies where it stayed for the remainder of the War, until its disbandment in October 1945. Upon reforming in April 1952, it was located at several different bases around the globe being equipped with Hunting Percival Sea Prince T1 Aircraft. Its current base is RNAS Culdrose from which it operates the BAe Jetstream T mark 2.

750 NAS is tasked with training the Fleet Air Arm's Observers. After undergoing initial training at BRNC, 750 NAS trains officers over a seven month period in all aspects of airborne navigation, airmanship and other tactical skills. This is conducted in classrooms as well as in the air and in a computer-controlled simulator. Upon completion of this course they will be ready for Advanced Flying Training and will be streamed for their eventual specialisation.On completion of the training observers choose or are selected to serve in Westland Sea King, Westland Lynx or AugustaWestland Merlin helicopters. These then help extend the eyes and ears of the fleet at sea.

In 2010,the Jetstreams are set to be replaced by FR Aviation Raytheon Super King Air aircraft.

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