bosnia herzegovina SFOR (stabilisation force)


21-dec-96    to    02-dec-04

The British codename for operations under UN SC Resolution 1088 (the SFOR mandate) was Operation Lodestar. SFOR was the last of the NATO-led operations in the Balkan conflict; EUFOR, its successor, was led by the European Union and supported by NATO.
SFOR is the successor of IFOR
dec96 1310 Flight up to 2000 (not complete timeline) flying with Chinook HC.2 ZA674 (oct97): ZA675 (nov97): ZA704 (oct97): ZA707 (oct97-nov97), flying from Divulje Barracks.
dec96 845 Sqn. up to feb02 (possible not complete timeline) flying with Sea King HC.4 ZD477 (oct97): ZD480 (oct97): ZE427 (oct97), flying from Divulje Barracks.
dec96 HFR15 flying with 3 CH-53G
dec96 2/6 CAV flying from Tuzla
feb97 BHELMA IV participated with at least 2 Super Puma.
jan01 300 Squadron participated with 5 Cougar
feb01 - mar01 57th MedCo. (possible not complete timeline)
jan02 298 Squadron participated with ? Chinook
SFOR is the precursor of EUFOR


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    dec96 to jan00 UK 1310 (Tactical Support) Flight Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook
    15dec96 to 17jun97 UK 654 Squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    21dec96 to oct02 DE Heeresfliegerregiment 15 Heeresflieger CH-53G
    21dec96 to feb02 UK 845 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
    21dec96 to may97 US 2nd Squadron 6th Cavalry US Army Aviation AH-64A Apache
    feb97 to dec98 ES BHELMA IV Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra AS332 Super Puma
    jun98 to sep99 NL 301 Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht AH-64A Apache
    dec98 to jun99 UK 669 Squadron Army Air Corps
    aug99 to mar00 US 112th Medical Company US Army Aviation S-70 H-60
    jan01 to jan02 NL 300 Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III
AS532U2 Cougar
    jan01 to - UK 661 Squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
    feb01 to mar01 US 57th Medical Company US Army Aviation S-70 H-60
    jan02 to jul02 NL 298 Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht CH-47D Chinook
    25jun02 to nov02 UK 846 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
    apr03 to apr04 UK 28 Squadron Royal Air Force Merlin HC.3
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation
Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details

Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Eurocopter AS532U2 Cougar S-438    
Mil Mi-17 Hip-H 0838    
Westland Sea King HC.4 ZD477     ZD480     ZE427    
Westland Lynx AH1 XZ610    
Boeing CH-47D Chinook ZA670     ZA708     ZA720    
AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3 ZJ124    


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