Del'd: 15 - 1996 to present


Royal Air Force 412

The contractor-owned Bell 412EP is known as the Griffin HT.1 and is used by an RAF shadow unit at the Defence Helicopter Flying School for advanced, multi-engined rotary wing training.
Modified 412EP Griffin HAR.2 used for contract SAR duty in Cyprus. They have a variable speed winch and an additional array of radios for maritime uses, together with mods for overwater operations. Replaced the Wessex HC.2 in this role.

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Cobham Bell 412 Support for QinetiQ, 02-Jun-16 : Cobham sign contract to provide Helicopter support to the UK Empire Test Pilots’ School and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron. A Bell 412 Griffin HAR.2 will be based at MOD Boscombe Down

First Ten BLR FastFin Systems Arrive in Europe, 12-Oct-14 : Helitech 2014 AMSTERDAM – With EASA approval in hand, an increasing number of European operators are equipping their helicopters with the FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System from BLR Aerospace.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2016/now202 squadron RAF Valley
Thorney Island
2003/now84 squadronCY RAF Akrotiri
CY Nicosia (Lefkosia)
1998/nowsar training unit (sartu) RAF Valley
1997/now60(r) squadron RAF Shawbury
RAF Benson
1997/nowMinistry of Defence (MoD)
RAF Shawbury
AAC Middle Wallop
RAF Valley

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    36144 412ep 1996     ZJ234: Griffin HT.1 dd Apr 1997, ex C-FZLM, ex G-BWZR de-reg Aug 1+
Bristow G-BWZR: Bristow Dec96-Apr97, to Mod; tmp back to G-BWZR Aug97
    36151 412ep 1996     ZJ235: RAF Griffin HT.1; 2003 60Sqn./I
Bristow G-BXBF: Bristow Helicopters From Jan97, for RAF

Ministry of Defence (MoD) ZJ235: Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS); 19jul15 pictur+
    36145 412ep     ZJ236: RAF Griffin HT1 type. ex G-BXBE
    36156 412ep 1997     ZJ237: RAF Griffin HT1 type from Aug97
Bristow G-BXFF: Bristow/FBS Ltd Apr/Jul 1997
    36162 412ep 1997     ZJ238: RAF Griffin HT1 type. ex G-BXHC
Bristow G-BXHC: Bristow May/Aug 1997, to MoD
    36125 412ep 1996     ZJ239: RAF; ex G-BXFH Bristow Helicopters; d/d 20jan97 as Griffin H+
Bristow G-BXFH: ex N6282C, to C-FZXD, reg G-BXFH Apr 1997. To UK RAF a+
    36163 412ep 1997     ZJ240: RAF Griffin HT.1 d/d 05oct97; SARTU/U by Oct 1999
Bristow G-BXIR: Bristow Jun/Oct 1997, test serial C-GAIE
    36164 412ep 1997     ZJ241: RAF Griffin HT.1 from Nov97; Oct99 SARTU /L
Bristow G-BXIS: Bristow Jun/Nov 1997
    36095 412ep 1996     ZJ242: RAF Griffin HT1 type; ex G-BXDK; 20jul11 pictured as /E of +
SACSA XA-SYM: SACSA; 1996 Bell serial N2291Q; to G-BXDK

Bristow G-BXDK: Bristow; ex XA-SYM; to MoD ZJ242
    36296 412ep 2002     ZJ703: RAF Griffin HAR.2 supplied under COMAR at RAF Akrotiri by FB+
Bristow G-CBST: Bristow Jun/Nov 2002

FB Heliservices G-CBST: FB Leasing Nov02-Jun03, for RAF
    36304 412ep 2002     ZJ704: ex G-CBWT. Supplied under COMAR at RAF Akrotiri by FB Helise+
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GFNR: BHTCL; toward G-CBWT

FB Heliservices G-CBWT: FB Helicervices; from 2002 to 2003 ex C-GFNR toward ZJ+
    36306 412ep 2002     ZJ705: RAF Griffin HAR.2 from Jun03; 84Sqn /5 (Hearts) at RAF Akr+
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GBUP: Bell Canada 2002

Bristow G-CBXL: Bristow Helicopters Nov02-Jan03

FB Heliservices G-CBXL: FB Leasing Jan/Jun 2003
    36308 412ep 2002     ZJ706: ex G-CBYR. Griffin HAR.2 supplied under COMAR at RAF Akrotir+
    36297 412ep 2002     ZJ707: RAF Griffin HT.1 d/d 2003; 2003 /O 60Sqn
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GADQ: BHTCL; toward G-CBUB

FB Heliservices G-CBUB: FB Heliservices from 2002 to 2003 ex C-GADQ toward ZJ70+
    36301 412ep 2002     ZJ708: RAF Griffin HT.1; 2003 60Sqn./K
Bristow G-CBVP: Bristow Sep/Nov 2002, test serial C-GLYY

FB Heliservices G-CBVP: FB Leasing Nov02-May03, to MoD

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