denmark Eskadrille 722

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Esk.722 : 722 Squadron
Royal Danish Air Force

1951 to present    




No.722 Sqn was formed January 8 1951 at Vaerlose with Spitfires, Oxfords and Harvards. It moved to Alborg AFB February 8, 2004 equipped with S-61A
Beginning in 1962, the first Alouette III arrived for the Navy as part of Esk.722, for operation from the Hvidbjornen class vessels. Towards the end of Apr 1977 (when the Danish Naval Helicopter Service was formed), these Alouette III transferred to the Navy.

The first EH-101 Merlin arrived in Oct 2005 as the unit transitioned from the S-61A, the last of which was retired in 2010.



This squadron rescued two American airman on 21 July 1981. They had ejected from an RF-4 Phantom over the Baltic Sea.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2004/nowAalborgEKYT
1951/04VærløseEKVL

Models Login to Edit

YearsModels
2005/noweh.101
1965/10s-61 H-3
1962/77SE3160 Alouette III
1957/66s-55 H-19

Construction Numbers (Not all in unit) Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1019 se3160 1962 M-019: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977
Royal Danish Navy M-019: RDN d/d 08jun62 last flight 01dec82; to civ as HB-XOE
Air Glaciers SA HB-XOE: Air-Glaciers
Royal Danish Navy M-019: Esk 722, in Culdrose Air Show, Static Display 25 Jul 1979
1030 se3160 1962 M-030: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977.
Royal Danish Navy M-030: RDN d/d 08jun62; Jun78 pictured with Esk.722 at Vaerlose; 11nov81 last flight; to civ
1070 se3160 1962 M-070: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977.
Royal Danish Navy M-070: RDN d/d 23jan63 last flight 21feb80; preserved at Marine Museum Aalborg, Denmark
1071 se3160 1962 M-071: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977.
Royal Danish Navy M-071: RDN d/d 23jan63 last flight 01dec82; to civ as HB-XNZ
Air Glaciers SA HB-XNZ: Air-Glaciers
1072 se3160 1962 M-072: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977.
Royal Danish Navy M-072: RDN d/d 23jan63 last flight 12feb82; to civ
1388 se3160 1966 M-388: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977.
Royal Danish Navy M-388: RDN d/d 19jan67 last flight 22aug80; preserved at Egeskov Veteran Car museum, Kvaerndrup Denmark
Royal Danish Navy M-388: on display at Danmarks Flyvemuseum Jun 1989 until it closed in 1997.
Royal Danish Navy M-388: short residence at Danmarks Tekniske Museum, before moving to Danmarks Flyvemuseum in Jan 1987
Royal Danish Navy M-388: in storage at Osterbrogades Kaserne, until transferred to Danmarks Tekniske Museum, Helsingor
1438 se3160 1967 M-438: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977.
Royal Danish Navy M-438: RDN d/d 10apr67 last flight 09jun81; to civ
1439 se3160 1967 M-439: Transferred to Navy in Apr 1977.
Royal Danish Navy M-439: RDN d/d 10apr67 last flight 13may82; to civ HB-XOF
Air Glaciers SA HB-XOF: Air-Glaciers
50089 mk512 2003 M-501: 50089/DEN01 return to UK as ZJ990
Royal Air Force ZJ990: First delivered to the Royal Danish air force as M-501 in Oct 2006. Purchased by the RAF in 2007 and...
Royal Air Force ZJ990: RAF 50089/DEN01; 2011 type:HC3A 28/78Sqn./AA
Royal Air Force ZJ990: 27aug09 pictured (pic1) at RAF Benson
Royal Air Force ZJ990: 08jul12 HC.3A type pictured (pic2) as 78 Sqn /AA at RIAT air show
Royal Navy ZJ990: RN from Sep16; Sep17 pictured (pic3) asg 845Sq training mountain flying with Royal Marines 45 Comma...
50095 mk512 M-502: 50095/DEN02 d/d 10jan06; Esk 722 RESCUE 02. ex UK ZJ991
50106 mk512 2005 M-503: 50106/DEN03 return to UK as ZJ992; Jul06 pictured (top) at Farnborough air+
Royal Air Force ZJ992: Delivered to RDAF as M-503 in 2006, arrived in UK for conversion HC.3A 12jul07
Royal Air Force ZJ992: RAF 50106/DEN03 in June 2009 /AB 28/78Sqn.
Royal Air Force ZJ992: 29jul09 pictured as /AB at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
Royal Air Force ZJ992: 21aug13 HC.3A type 28/78Sqn./AB Geilenkirchen dep. next day
50114 mk512 M-504: 50114/DEN04 d/d 19jan06; Esk 722 RESCUE 04. ex UK ZJ993
50121 mk512 2005 M-505: 50121/DEN05 return to UK as ZJ994
Royal Air Force ZJ994: Delivered to RDAF as M-505 on 2 Feb 2006. Returned to UK for Conversion on 12jul07 as HC.3A
Royal Navy ZJ994: 02jul16 pictured as 845 NAS /AC at RNAS Yeovilton during Air Day 2016
50123 mk512 2005 M-506: 50123/DEN06 return to UK as ZJ995
Royal Air Force ZJ995: Delivered to RDAF as M-506 on 29 Apr 2006. Returned to UK on 27 Jul 2007 for conversion HC.3A
Royal Air Force ZJ995: May 2011 Merlin HC.3A ZJ995/AD pictured at RAF Benson
50136 mk512 M-507: 50136/DEN07 d/d 19may06; Esk 722 RESCUE 07. ex UK ZJ996
50145 mk512 M-508: 50145/DEN08 d/d 16mar06; Esk 722 RESCUE 08. ex UK ZJ997
50148 mk512 2005 M-509: 50148/DEN09 return to UK as ZJ998
M-509: RDAF; 16jul06 pictured (top) as /Rescue-09 at RAF Fairford, UK
Royal Air Force ZJ998: Delivered to RDAF as M-509.  Returned to UK on 29jun07 for conversion HC.3A
Royal Air Force ZJ998: 2011 pictured (bot) as HC.3A type at RAF Benson
50157 mk512 M-510: 50157/DEN10 d/d 28aug06; Esk 722 RESCUE 10. ex UK ZJ999
M-510: 24oct13 pictured at NAF El Centro, USA
M-510: 28jul15 at Odense universitetshospital
50160 mk512 2005 M-511: 50160/DEN11 return to UK as ZK001
Royal Air Force ZK001: Delivered to RDAF as M-511.  Returned to the UK on 29jun07 for conversion HC.3A
Royal Air Force ZK001: 23jul12 pictured (top) in Union Jack Burst special livery for London Olympics Games opening ceremo...
Royal Air Force ZK001: Jul12 78Sqn /28
Royal Air Force ZK001: 21aug13 HC.3A type 28/78Sqn./AF Geilenkirchen dep. next day
Royal Air Force ZK001: 15may15 pictured (bot) at Newquay airport
Royal Air Force ZK001: 23jan15 type HC.3A 28sqn./AF at Shawbury
50161 mk512 M-512: 50161/DEN12 d/d 17nov06; Esk 722 RESCUE 12. ex UK ZK002
M-512: 24oct13 pictured at NAF El Centro, USA
M-512: 29aug17 over Derbyshire, England
50162 mk512 M-513: 50162/DEN13 d/d 19jan07; Esk 722 RESCUE 13. ex UK ZK003
M-513: 21jul13 pictured at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford, UK
50165 mk512 M-514: 50165/DEN14 d/d 02feb07; Esk 722 RESCUE 14. ex UK ZK004; On static display+
50222 mk512 M-515: 50222/DEN15 d/d 05Jun09; UK test serial ZK160
50223 mk512 M-516: 50223/DEN16; d/d 24Jul09; UK ZK161
50224 mk512 M-517: 50224/DEN17; d/d 21Aug09; UK ZK162
50225 mk512 M-518: 50225/DEN18 d/d 08Oct09, UK test serial ZK163
M-518: 11oct14 seriously damaged 13km E Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, no fatalitie+
50226 mk512 M-519: 50226/DEN19; d/d 29Oct09; UK ZK164
M-519: 18mar14 visit Gilze Rijen
50227 mk512 2010 M-520: 50227/DEN20; d/d 20Jan10; UK ZK165
M-520: Aug15 Esk 722 as /Rescue20
55-1014 S-55C S-881: RDAF Esk.722 d/d 21dec57; wfu 31jan66
- S-881: Apr13 at at Helicopter Museum Weston super Mare England with S-887
55-1013 S-55C S-882: RDAF Esk.722 d/d 21dec57; wfu 16mar66
- S-882: now at Skirmish Paintball site near Portishead, UK
55-1031 S-55C S-883: RDAF Esk.722 d/d 21dec57; wfu 31jan66
S-883: with Flyvevabnets Specialskole, Værløse from Jul 1979
55-1032 S-55C S-884: RDAF Esk.722 d/d 07feb57; wfu 24aug66; preserved at STAUNING
55-1039 S-55C S-885: RDAF Esk.722 d/d 21dec57; wfu 20jun66
55-1040 S-55C S-886: RDAF Esk.722 d/d 19feb57; wfu 15jul66
- S-886: now at Hamburger Hill Paintball near Bath, UK
55-1058 S-55C S-887: RDAF Esk.722 d/d 26mar57; wfu 31aug66
- S-887: Apr13 at Helicopter Museum Weston super Mare England with S-881
61-240 s-61a-1 1964 U-240: RDAF Esk.722
U-240: 1978 pictured (top) SAR-vagt Alborg
U-240: 06feb04 pictured (middle) at SNVAER Vaerloese
U-240: last flight 27dec05
U-240: from Mar07 preserved in STAUNING museum Denmark.
U-240: 13jun08 pictured (bot) preserved at Stauning Museum
61-275 s-61a-1 1965 U-275: Jul72 represented RDAF at 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition wit+
U-275: 1974 pictured (top) at Vaerloese airbase
U-275: 1998 participated in COJA 98
U-275: 2004 pictured (bot) at Vaelose
U-275: Last flight 25Sep07
U-275: Sold to US Gov to be conv S-61T Triton, for VIP in Irak
61-276 s-61a-1 1965 U-276: RDAF Esk.722
U-276: 1969 pictured (top) outside Værløse airbase
U-276: 04aug83 pictured (middle) at Koksijde, Belgium
U-276: 20aug94 pictured (bot) at RAF Lossiemouth, UK during family day
U-276: Last flight 16Jun10
U-276: Sold to US Gov to be conv S-61T Triton, for VIP in Irak
61-277 s-61a-1 1965 U-277: RDAF Esk.722
U-277: 1979 pictured (top) over Northern Zealand
U-277: 18aug07 pictured (bot) at Copenhagen Airport. RDAF F-16 on background
U-277: 14jan10 last flight; 28feb10 wfu
U-277: Sold to US Gov to be conv S-61T Triton, for VIP in Irak
61-278 s-61a-1 1965 U-278: RDAF Esk.722
U-278: 15oct77 pictured (top) over Roskilde Fjord
U-278: 13+14jun92 Esk.722
U-278: 23aug09 pictured (bot) at Copenhagen airport
U-278: last flight 13Jun10
U-278: Sold to US Gov to be conv S-61T Triton, for VIP in Irak
61-279 s-61a-1 1965 U-279: RDAF Esk.722
U-279: 1972 pictured at Vaerlose airbase
U-279: last flight 29Jun10
U-279: Sold to US Gov to be conv S-61T Triton, for VIP in Irak
61-280 s-61a-1 1965 U-280: RDAF Esk.722
U-280: Represented RDAF at 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition Jul 1972.+
U-280: 1974 pictured
U-280: 08oct91 visit Geilenkirchen Esk.722
U-280: 11aug08 last flight; 01oct08 wfu
U-280: Sold to US Gov to be conv S-61T Triton, for VIP in Irak
61-281 s-61a-1 1965 U-281: RDAF Esk.722, w/o 10Feb68.
61-481 s-61a-5 1970 U-481: RDAF, Esk 722
U-481: 2005 pictured at Kiel Marien Air Force Base, Germany
U-481: last flight 16Jun10
U-481: Sold to US Gov to be conv S-61T Triton, for VIP in Irak
44 C/N found in this Organisation.

Operations

DatesOperation
20-jun-0525-jun-05DE SAR meet 2005
18-may-9828-may-98 Co-Operative Jaguar 98


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