737 Naval Air Sqn Royal Navy Remembrance Lapel Pin
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Wear this 737 Sqn pin with pride at any time of the year not just Remembrance Week.
Made with High quality metals and enamels
2 x Rear metal butterfly pin fasteners.
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Why not purchase a pack of Spring Loaded Chrome Pin Savers, never lose another lapel pin. Very secure. Then keep safe in one of our presentation/storage boxes. (Click On The Images)737 Naval Air Squadron was a squadron of the Fleet Air Arm which operated Westland Wessex HAS.3 rescue helicopters from their land base at RNAS Portland, Dorset.
737 NAS was assigned to operate from Helicopter Support Ship RFA Engadine and later, from the flight decks of the eight County Class guided missile destroyers, including HMS Glamorgan (D19), HMS Antrim (D18) and HMS Norfolk (D21).
737 Squadron supported flights on these destroyers in addition to providing aircrew training at RNAS Portland.
In their ship-borne, anti-submarine role, the HAS.3s could carry two Mark 44 torpedoes or Mark 46 torpedoes (with parachutes) or four Mk.11 Depth Charges in addition to their Plessey dipping Sonar. They could also be fitted with a door-mounted Machine gun and act as a self-contained unit, handling all operations of Anti-submarine warfare(ASW).
Throughout the late 1970s most of the Wessex HAS.3 helicopters at RNAS Portland were being replaced by Westland Sea Kings, which could carry more torpedoes or depth charges and had the security of twin engines, with greatly extended endurance.