825 Naval Air Squadron recently updated its progress in deck landing training aboard RFA Tidespring, detailing significant milestones achieved by its students.

According to a tweet from the squadron’s official account, half of the students have successfully completed their solo day and night deck landings.

The remaining students are scheduled to finish their solos this week, after which they will advance to load lifting and winching exercises.

RFA Tidespring is a fleet replenishment tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, playing a crucial role in supporting naval operations by providing logistical support to Royal Navy ships at sea.

The ongoing training exercises underscore the squadron’s commitment to operational readiness and skill enhancement, in line with their motto “Nihil Obstat” which translates to “Nothing Stands in Our Way.”

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Mike (@guest_817684)
9 hours ago

Again the RFA doing the job of the RN as they spend the majority of their days alongside!!!!

RB (@guest_817788)
10 minutes ago

It seems rather a misuse of Tidespring- albeit enforced – and a stretching of her limited aviation capabilities. With Argus now “East of Suez, Fort Victoria is the RFA with the best aviation facilities by far, but she is still laid-up in Liverpool. With no sign that she brought back in to service for CSG25, the chances of Fort Vic ever sailing again under the blue ensign are disappearing fast.