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Del'd: 71 - 1969 to 1997






2 Pumas (SA330J) flying with civilian regi. They flew with 22 Squadron, flying for Department of Environmental Affairs.


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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1992/9717 squadron AFB Swartkop
1991/9722 squadron AFB Ysterplaat
1986/9916 squadron Bloemfontein

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1016 sa330c     121: SAAF. ex F-WMHB. w/o 14aug84
1022 sa330c     122: SAAF. ex F-WMHK. w/o
1030 sa330c     123:
1033 sa330c     124: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
1045 sa330c     125:
1479     1250: SAAF. ex 177. to Oryx type?
1053 sa330c     126: SAAF. preserved Edenvale
1058 sa330c     127:
1064 sa330c     128:
1070 sa330c     129: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
1076 sa330c     130: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
1077 sa330c     131:
1083 sa330c     132: SAAF; 1970s pictured with 31 Sqn at Hoedspruit
1089 sa330c     133: SAAF. preserved Pretoria Zoo
1090 sa330c     134:
1097 sa330c     135:
1104 sa330c     136:
1105 sa330c     137: SAAF. to ZU-BRK
1110 sa330c     138: Preserved as a scuba diving wreck in Miracle Waters near Bri+
1118 sa330l     139: SAAF. to civ as ZS-RKD
- : Not much help, but this aircraft was seen passing throu+
1119 sa330c     140: SAAF. to to Cameroon as TJX-CR
- ZU-AZJ: South Africa, to Cameroon

Cameroon Air Force TJ-XCR: Cameroon from 1997
1290 sa330h     141:
1296 sa330h     142:
1300 sa330h     143: SAAF; conv SA.330L; wfu 1997
1310 sa330h     144: SAAF; to UK as ZJ954
Royal Air Force ZJ954: RAF Puma HC.1;10sep06 33 Sqn special c/s Tag der Heeres+

2007 33 Sqn.

RAF Puma HC.2 Apr13

09apr14 flying over Derby at about 900 ft

Jul14 asg 230Sqn at HB2014, Ovar airbase, Portugal

Eurocopter Romania ZJ954: Eurocopter Romania 2009
1320 sa330h     145:
1331 sa330h     146: SAAF. to civ ZU-CBK
1340 sa330h     147:
1363 sa330h     148: to UK as ZJ955
Royal Air Force ZJ955: ex SAAF 148. conv Puma HC1. RAF 1563 Flight

18nov09 at RAF Benson asg 230 Sqd

11jul14 HC.2 type pictured (pic1) as /P black painted a+

26aug14 pictured (pic2) at Newquay

1st Puma HC.2 to reach 1000 flying hours.

21aug18 in Cumbria most of the afternoon. Training over+
1359 sa330h     149: SAAF. sold?
1365 sa330h     151: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
1373 sa330h     152:
1379 sa330h     153:
1389 sa330h     154:
1396 sa330h     155: SAAF. w/o
1397 sa330h     156:
1405 sa330h     157: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
- ZU-PUM: to Thunder City by 2008
1413 sa330h     158: SAAF w/o 02aug80
1421 sa330h     159: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
1430 sa330h     160: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
1431 sa330l     161: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
1439 sa330l     162: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
romanian air force 108: Romania Gov, ex SAAF 162
1446 sa330l     163: SAAF; w/o 08feb82
1445 sa330l     164: SAAF; w/o 04sep79
1461 sa330l     165: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
romanian air force 107: Romanian airforce; ex SAAF 165
1462 sa330h     166: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
1467 sa330l     167: SAAF; wfu 1997
- ZU-CPK: ntu

- : This Puma stands at Lazy River restaurant on Dinokeng g+
1456 sa330l     168: SAAF; w/o 05jan82
1474 sa330h     169: SAAF; to UK as ZJ957
Royal Air Force ZJ957: RAF d/d 08jan08, ex SAAF 169; conv Puma HC.1; to 1563 f+

33Sq B Flt, to Kenya Sep 2009

2014 conv to HC.2 type

Jul14 asg 230Sqn at HB2014, Ovar airbase, Portugal

06oct16 33 Sq pictured at RAF Northolt during Nightshoo+
1485 sa330l     170: SAAF; wfu 1997
1348 sa330h     171:
1374 sa330h     172: to UK as ZJ956
Royal Air Force ZJ956: conv Puma HC1. RAF 1563 Flight, ex SAAF 172

Conv to Puma HC.2

11Jun17 pictured (pic1) at RAF Cosford Air Show

15jul17 pictured (pic2) on display at Fairford 2017

29jun18 as /Y pictured (pic3) on Plymouth Hoe for AFD 2+

8 Jun 2019, led the Queen's Birthday Flypast down The M+
1420 sa330h     173: to UK as ZJ958
Royal Air Force ZJ958: ex SAAF 173. spares?
1433 sa330l     174: SAAF; w/o 29sep81
1468 sa330l     175: SAAF
1473 sa330h     176: SAAF; 2003 hull at Lanseria (HLA/FALA)
1480 sa330l     178: SAAF; wfu 1998
1486 sa330l     179: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
Romanian Police 109: Romanian Police, ex SAAF 179
1491 sa330l     180: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
1492 sa330l     181: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
1357 sa330h     182: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
1364 sa330l     183: SAAF; 1997 to Starlite
Starlite Helicopters : Starlite; status unk
1378 sa330h     184: to UK a ZJ959
Royal Air Force ZJ959: ex SAAF 184. spares?
1416 sa330h     185:
1423 sa330h     186:
1425 sa330h     187:
1426 sa330h     188:
- : Sold to Romania
1466 sa330j 1977     189: SAAF 1990; ex ZS-HNK; XTP-1 Beta prototype; wfu 1997
- N49497: to XB-BWF;

- XB-BWF: to N3263W

- N3263W: 1982-1984; to ZS-HNK

- ZS-HNK: Sep84; 1990 to 189
1561 sa330j     190: SAAF 1990; ex ZS-HNJ; XTP-1 Beta prototype; wfu 1997; 2012 t+
- N9003L: 1978-1984; to ZS-HNJ

- ZS-HNJ: Sep84; ex N9003L; 1990 to 190
1611 sa330j 1980     ZS-HIZ: SAAF 22Sqn. from Mar90 to wfu 1997 stored Ysterplaat, to new+
Starlite Helicopters ZS-HIZ: Starlite d/d 1980 unk; 1990 to SAAF

Starlite; from 1999 to Oct02 ex SAAF toward VN-8606

- VN-8606: from Oct02 to 2003 ex ZS-HIZ toward SX-HSA

- SX-HSA: from 2004 to 2006 ex VN-8606 toward ZS-HIZ

HELOG ZS-HIZ: from 2006 HELOG; Sep06 all white c/s with UN marks
1619 sa330j 1980     ZS-HJA: d/d 1980 to unk; 1990 to SAAF
Starlite Helicopters ZS-HJA: Starlite from Aug99