Short-life transport unit between Apr and Jul 1944. It reformed at RAF Lyneham at the end of Mar 1953 and headed for Australia, again as a transport unit. It disbanded there in Dec 1953.
A third incarnation between Jul 1964 and Oct 1966, saw 1310 Flight reform at RAF Odiham and transfer to equatorial South America, relieving HMS Devonshires Wessex in theatre. During Aug 1964, 2 of its 3 Whirlwinds deployed to Atkinson Field and the third arrived in Oct. The Flight was present during the General Election of Dec 1964, a Royal visit in Feb 1966 and the Independence Day celebrations on 26 May 1966 and remained until its Whirlwinds were flown back to RAF Fairford on 7 Oct 1966, one week prior to the unit disbanding again.
In the aftermath of the Falklands conflict, the unit was again reformed at Kelly's Garden (near Port San Carlos) in Aug 1983 by assigning Chinook HC.1s from 7 and 18 Squadrons. It amalgamated with the Sea King HAR.3s from 1564 Flight on 1 May 1986 to become 78 Squadron.
In Dec 1995, 1310 Flight reformed at Splyt in Bosnia with the Chinook HC.2, as part of a local tri-service British Force under NATO command, together with 845 Squadron's Sea King HC.4s and the Army's 31 Signals Regiment. 1310 (Tactical Support) Flight's Chinook HC.2s have served since 2004 at Basrah in eastern Iraq, until Apr 2005, when it was replaced in theatre by 1419 Flight.
|2004/05||Basrah International Airport||ORMM|
|1983/86||Port San Carlos|
List of aircraft
List of Aircraft for 1310 Fl
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|M.7032||ch-47d||1980|| ZA670 : 1310 Flt / BF by Aug 1999 |
|M.7017||ch-47d|| ZA673 : 1310 Flight /AC; w/o 30aug09 Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 2nd UK+ |
|M.7006||ch-47d|| ZA704 : 2007 7Sqn./AM; 2008 1310 Flt./AM |
|b-837||ch-47c|| ZA707 : HC.1 1310 Flt / A by May 1984 || N37040 : Boeing Vertol RAF Chinook HC1 ZA707 |
|M.7018||ch-47d|| ZA708 : 1310 Flt / BC by Aug 1999 |
: Arrived in theatre 21 May 2010. Damaged prior to emergency landing on 10 A+
|b-840||ch-47c||1981|| ZA709 : ex N37043 to UK Dec 1981;
dd 9 Dec 1981 18Sq by Sep 1982;1310 Flt /A by 1+ || N37043 : Boeing Vertol toward ZA709 |
|M.7028||ch-47d||1994|| ZA709 : RAF Chinook HC2 cnvt. from ex Chinook HC1 b-840; 1310 Flight; w/o 19aug09 + || M.7028 : conv to HC.2 at Philadelphia 1994-95 |
|M.7013||ch-47d||1981|| ZA713 : RAF Chinook HC2 cnvt. from ex Chinook HC1 b-844; DARA by 2005; 18 Sqd by l+ |
|b-846||ch-47c||1982|| ZA715 : RAF Chinook HC1 MA027; ex N37052; 1983 18Sqn/BL; 1310 Flight w/o 13may86 || N37052 : Boeing Vertol toward ZA715 |
|b-848||ch-47c||1982|| ZA717 : Fleetlands by Mar 1982; 18 Sq/BK May 1982; Chin Det until Mar 1983; 1310+ || N37056 : Boeing Vertol toward ZA717 |
- ZA717 : Feb18 fuselage acquired by the Newark Air Museum
|M.7020||ch-47d|| ZA720 : 1310 Flt / EP by Aug 1999 |
|M.7023||ch-47d|| ZD575 : RAF Chinook HC2 cnvt. from ex Chinook HC1 b-867 ; 1997 /NZ 27(r)Sqn. ; 200+ |
|M.4454||ch-47d||1997|| ZH891 : 78Sq (F.I.) by 2004; 18 Sq by Dec 2005; /HF by Jul 2008, 1310 Flt/HF by Ma+ |
: 1310 Flt/HF. Returned to UK 11 Sep 2009.
| N20075 : Boeing toward ZH891 |
|dec-96||jan-00||SFOR (stabilisation force)|
|dec-95||dec-96||IFOR (implementation force)|
|aug-64||aug-64||Operation White Horse|