814 NAS Sub Hunting in the Mediterranean

March 14, 2019 – The eyes of the Tiger proved to be as sharp as ever as Merlin helicopters joined NATO’s No.1 anti-submarine exercise of the year in Sicily. 814 Naval Air Squadron – aka the Flying Tigers – was invited to take part in Dynamic Manta, the alliance’s annual Mediterranean workout for anti-submarine forces. Ten nations committed ships, submarines, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters to the two-week exercise, taking place in the Ionian Sea to the east and south of Catania. Two Merlins from Culdrose in Cornwall flew across…

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