france Escadrille 23s

Aéronautique Navale


23S : 23s flight
French Navy

1954 to 1999    




Escadrille 23s
Established on 1 Jul 1954 from parts of 58S at Saint Mandrier as a logistics support unit for the Mediterranean area. This was a milestone in French Naval aviation history as the first operational unit to be issued with the helicopter.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1966/74PF Base aerienne 185 HaoNTTO
1954/60Frejus Saint-RaphaelLFTU

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YearsModels
1990/99sa365 dauphin 2
1962/99alouette iii
1956/97alouette ii
1954/65H-21

Construction Numbers (Not all in unit) Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
2100 sa316b 100: FN; 17-24Aug15 pictured asg 22S doing deck qualifications on Germinal (F73+
2106 sa319b 106: FN; 2011 22S; 2014 still
106: Apr16 asg 22S picture in winching exercise at Tahiti, French Polynesia
1013 se3160 13: FN; 1996 23S; 2003 22S
13: 2010 asg 35F
13: older Alouette 3 in french navy, delivered in 1959 and retired 2014
1014 se3160 14: FN in 1997 23S
1241 se3130 142: Marine, crash 1964; to I-KGKM as Lama c/n 1241/48
EliFriulia I-KGKM: Elifriulia, conv to SA315B Lama type
- OE-XCM: Finland from May08; Jul09, noted in hangar at Trieben, Austria; OH-HWW ntu, to OH-HWK
- OH-HWK: Austria,
- OH-HWK: Feb13-Feb15, sold SA315B Lama work horse. Reconstructed By Eurocopter In 1996. No damage History N...
6157 sa365n 1986 157: FN, SA365SP type; 2003 asg 35F; 2014 still
157: 30jul14 pictured landing at La Rochelle-Laleu. EC145 F-ZBPM on background
2160 sa319b 1974 160: FN in 2003 35F
2161 sa319b 161: FN. June 2000 at 35F on Lamotte-Picquet frigate flight deck
1162 se3130 162: FN 1162/M105 in 1996 23S
162: 22dec97 last flight in french navy
1163 se3130 163: FN 1163/M106 in 1996 23S
163: 22dec97 last flight in french navy
6017 sa365n 17: FN from Sep01, asg 35F, 365SP type;
17: 13jul13 pictured at Valenciennes-Denain
Eurocopter USA N986LL: American Eurocopter Jul92-Dec95
- N5795A: USA, to N986LL
1018 se3160 18: FN in 1996 23S ; 2003 22S
6019 sa365n 1982 19: Marine. d/d 1987. 35F; 23aug09 pictured at Berck-sur-mer (LFAM), notice ba+
1219 se3160 219: FN in 1996 23S
2237 sa319b 237: FN in 1996 23S ; 2003 22S
1237 se3160 1965 237: FN; 2008 asg 35F
royal jordanian air force 311: Jordan, test serial F-WIPI
- F-BTET: Gyrafrance SA Aug76-Dec81; Sarl Materiel Industriel Marseillais Jan/Oct 1982
Heli-Union F-BTET: Heli Union from Nov82
6024 sa365n 24: FN; 2001 asg 32F Public Service detachement at Hyeres
24: 2002 asg 35F; 2015 still
1244 se3160 244: FN in 2003 22S
244: Retired french navy in 2014
1245 se3160 245: FN in 2003 22S
2262 sa319b 262: Jul80 pictured at Koksijde, Belgium for NATO SAR Meeting 1980
262: Feb07 visit Melbourne Australia aboard FNS Vendemiaire (F734)
262: 2012 still with 22F
262: Sep12 pictured (bot) at Lann-Bihoué naval air base Open day
2268 sa319b 268: Marine 22S
1279 se3160 279: 10nov83 ditching off the coast of Beirut
279: 1996 23S ; 2003 22S
2302 sa319b 302: 19may14 pictured (pic1) landing at MCAS Futenma, Japan
302: 15jul16 pictured (pic2) asg FS Prairial (F 731) landed on USS Coronado (L+
2303 sa319b 303: FN in 2003 22S
303: Apr15 pictured during training exercise with sea rescue organisation SNSM +
B-136 h-21b 1954 31.F.1: xfer French Navy as 31.F.1, 1956; w/o at Rhoufi, 08Nov56.
US Air Force 53-4386: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-136, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 53-4386, 1954; MDAP to France
B-137 h-21b 1954 31.F.2: to French Navy as 31.F.2, 1956; soc 1968.
US Air Force 53-4387: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-137, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 53-4387, 1954; MDAP to France
B-162 h-21b 1956 31.F.3: del Aeronavale as 31F.3, C, Oct 1956;
US Air Force 55-5127: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-162, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-5127, MDAP to France, 1956
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 xxx: xfer ALAT as 8 000 xxx, unk; xfer GH No2, ARS, unk; xfer ES.ALAT, unk; xfer EA.ALAT, unk; soc: 2094 ...
B-138 h-21b 1954 31.F.3: xfer French Navy as 31.F.3, 56; w/o 14Aug56.
US Air Force 53-4388: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-138, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 53-4388, 1954; MDAP to France
B-163 h-21b 1956 31.F.4: del Aeronavale as 31.F.4, D, Nov 1956;
US Air Force 55-5128: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-163, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-5128, MDAP to France, 1956
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 yyy: xfer ALAT as 8 000 xxx, unk; xfer GH No2, ART, unk; xfer 14 GALAT, AAN, unk; xfer GALAT 15, AAN, unk...
B-164 h-21b 1956 31.F.5: del French Navy as 31F.5, E, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56; w/o at Khenchela,+
US Air Force 55-5129: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-164, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-5129, MDAP to France, 1956
B-165 h-21b 1956 31.F.6: del French Navy as 31.F.6, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56; w/o at Dielfa, 03Ap+
US Air Force 55-5130: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-165, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-5130, MDAP to France, 1956
B-166 h-21b 1956 31.F.7: del French Navy as 31.F.7, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56; soc 17May68.
US Air Force 55-5131: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-166, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-5131, MDAP to France, 1956
6313 sa365f1 1988 313: FN d/d 09feb89 at Saint Mandrier naval air base
313: 1996 asg 36F
313: 10apr07 pictured (pic1) refueling on USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on the A+
313: Apr10 asg 35F deployed aboard Charles de Gaulle (R91)
313: 13jun10 pictured (pic2) at Hyeres for 100 years of Aeronavale
313: 14jul14 asg, 35F flew in parade Quatorze Juillet
313: Aug14 asg 35F
313: 27jun15 pictured (pic3) asg 35F in public navy pilot meeting at Lyon
2314 sa319b 314: FN in 2003 22S
314: 02may14 at Lanveoc Poulmic Naval Air Base
6318 sa365f1 318: FN d/d 09feb89 at Saint Mandrier naval air base
318: FN; 2001 asg 35F; 2014 still
318: Participated in Bastille Day flypast 14 Jul 2009, with 35F
6322 sa365f1 322: FN Oct99
322: 14jul10 35F Flew in parade Quatorze Juillet 2010
322: 2011 35F
322: 14jul17 pictured in the Aeronavale section of the helicopter flypast at QJ+
1741 se3130 341: FN 1741/M341; to F-BRPO, rtn to 341
- F-GURJ: 15sep12 pictured (pic1) and (pic2) at Benifontaine. Notice Lama undercarriage
- F-GURJ: 13jul13 pictured (pic3) at Valenciennes-Denain
- F-GURJ: 12apr17 pictured (pic4) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
2347 sa319b 347: FN in 2003 22S
6355 as565sa 1990 355: Marine 36F. conv to AS565SA Phanter
2358 sa319b 358: FN; 1996 23S; 2005 22S deployed aboard Charles de Gaulle R91. Participated+
358:
6362 as565sa 362: FN; 14jul10 36F Flew in parade quatorze juillet 2010.
362: 14jul13 36F flew in parade Quatorze Juillet
6403 as565sa 403: FN, 36F 2009
1041 se3160 41: Marine 22S
41: FN in 2003 22S
1444 se3160 444: FN; 2003 22S
444: 2006 35F; 2013 still
1488 se3130 488: FN 1488/M252 code 88; 2011 pictured (top) preserved at the Centre d Etudes+
- 488: 01/02sep12 pictured (bot) Port Ouverte CELAG traveling exhibit at Montelimar
1054 se3130 54: FN in 1996 23S
1067 alouette ii 67: Aeronavale. w/o 1970s.
67: instructional airframe, shell only, marked 62, at A de l A training school+
1731 sa316b 731: FN in 2003 22S
731: Used in the french navy helicopter IFR school in 22S squadron; Retired
1804 sa316b 804: FN in 2003 22S
804: Used in the french navy helicopter IFR school in 22S squadron; Retired
1806 sa316b 806: FN in 2003 22S
806: Used in the french navy helicopter IFR school in 22S squadron; Retired
1809 sa316b 809: FN in 2003 22S
809: Used in the french navy helicopter IFR school in 22S squadron; Retired
6081 sa365n 1984 81: FN from Apr87
81: 22aug15 asg 35F pictured during SAR demo at Port Camargue
Aerospatiale F-GEBF: Aerospatile Dec84-Mar87
1838 sa316b 838: FN in 2003 22S
838: Used in the french navy helicopter IFR school in 22S squadron; Retired
1842 sa316b 842: FN in 2003 22S
842: Used in the french navy helicopter IFR school in 22S squadron; Retired
2089 sa319b 89: FN; w/o 26may94 35F
1111 alouette ii 89: Aeronavale. w/o 1970s
89: instructional airframe, at A de l A training school Rochefort-Saint-Agnant+
6091 sa365n 1983 91: Marine from 1995, with 35F
91: 23may09 pictured (pic1) at Albert-Meaukte
91: 14jul12 35F flew in parade Quartorze Juillet 2012
91: 14jul13 35F flew in parade Quatorze Juillet
91: 13jun14 pictured (pic2) at Le Touquet
91: 09jul15 pictured (pic3) asg 35F at BAN Hyeres
Icelandic Coast Guard TF-SIF: Coast Guard Oct84-Aug85, test serial F-WXFJ; rtn to F-WYME
Heli-Union F-GEDQ: Heli-Union Mar/May 1986
Maersk Air OY-HMZ: Denmark May/Sep 1986 ( Maersk Air ? )
Heli-Union F-GFBX: Heli-Union Dec87-Jan95, PT-HUD ntu
1997 sa319b 997: 1987-30sep98 asg 35F at BEM Monge (A601); equiped with ORB-32 radar ; 199+
997: 2003 asg 22S
997: 08Jul06 asg 22S pictured in the static display at Yeovilton Air Day
997: 23jul12 asg 22S at Lanvéoc-Poulmic
B-154 h-21b 1956 F-YDCB: xfer Aeronavale as F-YDCB, unk;
US Air Force 54-4001: Piasecki PV-22, c/n B.154/FR.07, ff:1954; ordered by USAF as H-21B, 54-4001, MDAP to France;
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 114: del ALAT (Algeria) as 8 000 114; xfer GH No2, AAG, unk;
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 114: xfer ALAT, GH No2, AAG, 1960; xfer ES.ALAT, unk; xfer EA.ALAT, unk; soc: 2118 TTH, 17May68.
- N64606: preserved at Classic Rotors Museum, Ramona, CA; Oct01 pictured at At the Planes of Fame Air Show in ...
- N64606: sold Midwest Helicopter Airways as N64606, unk; sold Bruce W. Rogers, Ramona, CA as N64606, 15Dec90;...
B-150 h-21b 1955 F-YDCE: xfer French Navy as F-YDCE in 1959
US Air Force 53-4400: Piasecki PV-22, c/n B.150/FR.03, ff:1955?, ordered by USAF as H-21B, 53-4400, MDAP to France.
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 110: del ALAT in Algeria as 8 000 110 in 1956; xfer GH No2, AAC, unk
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 110: xfer ALAT, GH No2, ARZ, unk; xfer ES-ALAT, unk; soc: 1859 TTH, 17May68.
60 C/N found in this Organisation.

Operations

DatesOperation
31-oct-5606-nov-56EG Operation Musketeer



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