824 NAS is the unit which trains students in every aspect of the Merlin helicopter.
Detachment Commander Lt Cdr Dan Waskett said:
“The North Atlantic remains one of the most important for the Royal Navy.
"Developing ASW skills to operate within the fjords and challenging conditions of Norway, is critical to support future Merlin Force tasking in support of UK interests."
Student Observer Riley Handforth said: “To come here and operate against a foreign submarine in their own backyard is as much of a challenge as it is a privilege.
"The submarine crew know their waterways so well so it really does make it all the more satisfying when we are able to detect and attack them."
Once the students pass the course and are awarded their Wings, they will move to frontline Squadrons where they can expect to regularly deploy overseas on both exercises and operations in support of UK tasking.