849 Naval Air Squadron

LEST WE FORGET

       

               


 

                          

At 0425 on the morning of 22nd March 2003 two Royal Navy Sea King Mk7 helicopters from A Flight of  849 Naval Air Squadron operating from HMS Ark Royal collided  over the Northern Arabian Gulf whilst on active duty as part of "Operation Telic" to liberate Iraq.  On board were six members of 849 Naval Air Squadron and one assigned US Navy Officer. There were no survivors.   This site is dedicated to their memory.

 



"When called, they were ready"
 


Helicopter XV704 call sign "Red Rat 34"
 

Lieutenant
Philip WEST

Aged 32
Lieutenant
Marc LAWRENCE

Aged 26
Lieutenant
Andrew WILSON

Aged 36

 


Helicopter XV650 call sign "Red Rat 35"
 

Lieutenant
Antony KING

Aged 35
Lieutenant
James WILLIAMS

Aged 28
Lieutenant
Philip GREEN

Aged 30

  

 

 
  Lieutenant
Thomas Mullen ADAMS
US Navy

Aged 27
 

 

The Navy Hymn

Eternal Father, strong to save
Whose Arm hath bound the restless wave
Who bids the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

 

    

                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

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