Del'd: 15 - 1996 to present





Helicopters


The contractor-owned Bell 412EP is known as the Griffin HT.1 and is used by an RAF shadow unit at the Defence Helicopter Flying School for advanced, multi-engined rotary wing training.
Modified 412EP Griffin HAR.2 used for contract SAR duty in Cyprus. They have a variable speed winch and an additional array of radios for maritime uses, together with mods for overwater operations. Replaced the Wessex HC.2 in this role.


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News


Cobham Bell 412 Support for QinetiQ, 02-Jun-16 : Cobham sign contract to provide Helicopter support to the UK Empire Test Pilots’ School and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron. A Bell 412 Griffin HAR.2 will be based at MOD Boscombe Down

First Ten BLR FastFin Systems Arrive in Europe, 12-Oct-14 : Helitech 2014 AMSTERDAM – With EASA approval in hand, an increasing number of European operators are equipping their helicopters with the FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System from BLR Aerospace.




Units


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2016/    202 Squadron RAF Valley
Thorney Island
2003/    84 SquadronCY RAF Akrotiri
1998/    SARTU RAF Valley
1997/1860(R) Squadron RAF Shawbury
RAF Benson
1997/18Ministry of Defence (MoD)
DHFS
RAF Shawbury
AAC Middle Wallop
RAF Valley



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