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HMS Northumberland Merlin

Seen a military aircraft recently but NOT at one of the bases or airfields listed below? Maybe it flew over the top of you today? Need to tie up the serial? Ask in here. Requests less than 6 months old only please.
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Evergreen 44
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HMS Northumberland Merlin

Post by Evergreen 44 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:43 pm

Hello
Would anyone be able to assist please with the serial for the Merlin aboard HMS Northumberland ( pennant F238) ?
It steamed past us on the Clyde today and the hangar door was open
Unfortunately my camera was not available at the time and I only managed a quick and distant glance as she went past
Thanks and regards,
Paul

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Re: HMS Northumberland Merlin

Post by grahamdevizes » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:05 am

Hi Paul

I found a shot of Northumberland with Merlin coded "372" and "B" sat on her stern, which I believe is ZH852, those markings/codes certainly tie in with her photos on ABPics.
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Re: HMS Northumberland Merlin

Post by Seaking93 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:27 pm

grahamdevizes wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:05 am
Hi Paul

I found a shot of Northumberland with Merlin coded "372" and "B" sat on her stern, which I believe is ZH852, those markings/codes certainly tie in with her photos on ABPics.
ZH852 is a HM1 and has been in storage at Boscombe Down for several years so that is an old photograph, the B is also the marking for the beacon on the side of the fuselage not a code, sorry I can't confirm which Merlin was allocated to NL in December at the moment.

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Re: HMS Northumberland Merlin

Post by tommc » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 pm

ZH853 was allocated to HMS Northumberland late last year

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Re: HMS Northumberland Merlin

Post by Evergreen 44 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:24 pm

tommc wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 pm
ZH853 was allocated to HMS Northumberland late last year
Thanks Chaps,
Just checked this thread again
Many thanks for the tie-up
I will carry my camera next time
Best regards,
Paul

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