agustawestland EH101 Mk.512 in
united kingdom Royal Air Force

Del'd: 6 - 2007 to 2015

The six Merlins purchased by the RAF from the Danish Air Force are known as HC.3A and were first delivered to RAF Benson in July 2007.
Transferred to the Royal Navy on Sept.30, 2014

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Royal Air Force Hand Over Merlin To Royal Navy, 01-Oct-14 : Yesterday marked the end of an era for the Royal Air Force and the start of a new one for the Royal Navy as the official handover of the Merlin helicopter took place in a formal ceremony at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire.

Six Danish EH101 Helicopters goes to the RAF, 30-Mar-07 : UK / Italy - AgustaWestland and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have today signed an agreement to modify six EH101 Merlin helicopters the MoD are buying from Denmark, to provide additional helicopter support for the UK armed forces. The agreement also includes the purchase of six new build EH101 Merlin helicopters that will be delivered by the MoD to the Royal Danish Air Force to replace the original aircraft.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2008/1478 squadronRAF Benson

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    50089 2003     ZJ990: First delivered to the Royal Danish air force as M-501 in Oc+
27aug09 pictured (top) at RAF Benson
RAF 50089/DEN01; 2011 type:HC3A 28/78Sqn./AA
08jul12 HC.3A type pictured (bot) as 78 Sqn /AA at RIAT air +
Royal Danish Air Force M-501: 50089/DEN01 return to UK as ZJ990
    50106 2005     ZJ992: Delivered to RDAF as M-503 in 2006, arrived in UK for conver+
RAF 50106/DEN03 in June 2009 /AB 28/78Sqn.
29jul09 pictured as /AB at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
21aug13 HC.3A type 28/78Sqn./AB Geilenkirchen dep. next day
Royal Danish Air Force M-503: 50106/DEN03 return to UK as ZJ992; Jul06 pictured (top)+
    50121 2005     ZJ994: Delivered to RDAF as M-505 on 2 Feb 2006. Returned to UK fo+
Royal Danish Air Force M-505: 50121/DEN05 return to UK as ZJ994

Royal Navy ZJ994: 02jul16 pictured as 845 NAS /AC at RNAS Yeovilton durin+
    50123 2005     ZJ995: Delivered to RDAF as M-506 on 29 Apr 2006. Returned to UK on+
May 2011 Merlin HC.3A ZJ995/AD pictured at RAF Benson
Royal Danish Air Force M-506: 50123/DEN06 return to UK as ZJ995
    50148 2005     ZJ998: Delivered to RDAF as M-509.  Returned to UK on 29jun07 for +
2011 pictured (bot) as HC.3A type at RAF Benson
Royal Danish Air Force M-509: 50148/DEN09 return to UK as ZJ998

RDAF; 16jul06 pictured (top) as /Rescue-09 at RAF Fairf+
    50160 2005     ZK001: Delivered to RDAF as M-511.  Returned to the UK on 29jun07 +
Jul12 78Sqn /28
23jul12 pictured (top) in Union Jack Burst special livery +
hc.3a 21aug13 HC.3A type 28/78Sqn./AF Geilenkirchen dep. next day
23jan15 type HC.3A 28sqn./AF at Shawbury
15may15 pictured (bot) at Newquay airport
Royal Danish Air Force M-511: 50160/DEN11 return to UK as ZK001
    6 C/N found in this Organisation

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