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    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


    RAF Trainer Griffin Now is Firefighter in Canada, 02-Sep-20 : #firefighting A former RAF Griffin HT.1 trainer, the Bell 412EP is now fully equipped for firefighting from Oliver, BC with Transwest Helicopters

    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
    2016/18202 Squadron RAF Valley
    Thorney Island
    2003/    84 Squadron CY RAF Akrotiri
    1998/16SARTU 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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