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  • 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 AAC (British Army). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Army Air Corps

    Skeeter AOP.12 to Army Air Corps
    to 654 Sq Sep 1959 654 Squadron
    1962-07-07AEGVL 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
    1965-10BArborfield 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
    1972-11 G I Airframe to Flint Technical College by Nov 1972. Subsequently fitted with boom of XM529 / 7979M.
    1977-06-26CEGVI IAT 1977 26 Jun 1977 as /V in the static display at RAF Greenham Common Air Show
    1978-03DEGFI Stored to Briitsh Rotorcraft Museum as (G-HELI) /V by Mar 1978. Some parts from XL769 (?) composite. Still there by Nov 1989, still 1990.

    2006-05EEDUG 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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