Del'd: 17 - 1958 to 1988





Army Air Corps SE3130  Alouette II

The Sud Aviation SE3130 Alouette II in British Army service (Alouette AH.2) was subsequently known as the SA313 derivative under Aérospatiale. Two purchased in 1958 for trials with the British Army during the autumn as a liaison helicopter, to carry passengers and light tactical stores around the battlefield. Following a further competition (against the Hiller 12E and the Saunders-Roe P.531), 15 more were ordered in 1961 as a stop-gap when it became clear that Scout development would take longer than planned. The Alouette was to prove pivotal in the demonstration of versatility under poor weather conditions, when during the hard winter of 1961, it was used by the Army in predominantly civilian rescues for communities isolated by the snow and for airborne replenishment (!) of stranded livestock. It had reasonable hot and high performance and proved technically very reliable in service; one of the reasons for its success with 16 Flt and UNFICYP in Cyprus. The Alouette was replaced by the Gazelle AH.1 in Oct 1988 and on 9 Mar 1990, the remaining fleet (apart from XR232 and XR379, qv) was offered for sale.


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C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1644 1961     XJ384: 1961 as part of a REME team, I helped assemble XJ384, along+
    1185 1958     XN132: Ex F-WIPG. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972
- G-BUIV: M and P Food Products Ltd Jun92-May93

helicon PH-NSW: Helicon from 1993; 26jun99 damaged by hard landing, nev+
    1186 1958     XN133: Ex F-WIPH. Accident on take off 7 Sep 1960 while with 6 Flt+
    1499 1960     XP966: AAC; Sep72 asg 14 Flt
    1500 1960     XP967: AAC d/d Dec60
- G-BSFN: M AND P Food Products Ltd May90-Jan98

private Jan98-Jun00

- G-UGLY: private Jun00-Feb07

- HA-PPC: private Hungary from Mar07; w/o 17jul16 at Breighton Ai+
    1503 1960     XR232: ex F-WIEP. Served with UNFICYP in Cyprus.
    1558 1961     XR376: AAC, test serial F-WIPA, Delivered as XJ376 in error; Serv+
- F-GLNO: ex AAC

- I-PYRO: from Nov11
    1567 1961     XR377: Delivered as XJ377 in error.
    1582 1961     XR378: Ex F-WIEM. Delivered as XJ378 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) b+
- N9ZJ: Became G-BSFS 30 May 1990, to N9ZJ 30 Jul 2001 register+
    1583 1961     XR379: dd May 1961 as F-WIEN to Middle Wallop. Originally serialled+
    1596 1961     XR380: Delivered as XJ380 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972.+
    1606 1961     XR381:
    1607 1961     XR382: Served with UNFICYP in Cyprus until at least 1984.
owner unknown F-GHCQ: ex Army Air Corps. To F-GHCQ.

from Mar90 to de-reg Sep00 ex XR382 toward CN-HTS

owner unknown CN-HTS: ex F-GHCQ. To CN-HTS

helicopter south Morocco CN-HTS: Helisud Maroc from 2001
    1621 1961     XR383: 1962/63 in Nairobi, Wilson Airfield
    1644 1961     XR384: Delivered as XJ384 in error. 10 Flt Dhekelia Dec 1961 to Jun+
    1645 1961     XR385: Delivered as XJ385 in error. 10 Flt Dhekelia Nov 1961 to Jun+
    1663 1961     XR386: 10 Flt Dhekelia Nov 1961 to Jun 1962. 24 Flt Detmold Jul 196+
    1664 1961     XR387: 10 Flt reserve airframe at Dhekelia Dec 1961 to Jun 1962. w/+

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