Saunders Roe Skeeter 7


This model is a version of Skeeter



c/n S2/5110


Year 1959




Helicopter Saunders Roe Skeeter 7 Serial S2/5110 Register XM556 used by Army Air Corps (British Army). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location





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Skeeter AOP.12 to Army Air Corps
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to 654 Sq Sep 1959 654 Squadron
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07jul62 UK Little Rissington CFS 50th Anniversary display to RAF CFS / V in Jul 1961 and known as Skeeter T.13 (but not dual control and identical to AOP.12)
7 Jul 1962 in the hangar display at 50th Anniversary of CFS
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oct65 UK Arborfield G I Airframe to 7870M Dec 1964
to Army Apprentice College, Chepstow by Jan 1965
to SEAE Arborfield by Oct 1965, until at least Nov 1969. SEAE
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nov72 to Flint Technical College by Nov 1972. Subsequently fitted with boom of XM529 / 7979M.
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26jun77 UK RAF Greenham Common Greenham Common Air Show 1977 26 Jun 1977 as /V in the static display at RAF Greenham Common Air Show
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mar78 UK Weston-super-Mare Stored to Briitsh Rotorcraft Museum as (G-HELI) /V by Mar 1978. Some parts from XL769 (?) composite. Still there by Nov 1989, still 1990.
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may06 DE RAF Gatow Exhbit painted in German colours as SC+117 and exhibited at Gatow museum by May 2006, still there by Oct 2007, still Jun 2010, still Jun 2014, still Jun 2016.


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