united kingdom 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition

RNAS Lee-on-Solent, UK


07-jul-72    to    12-jul-72





Crews from many NATO nations (including USA and Canada) used to exchange operating experience and practices at this once-annual event, whilst competing in Scramble, Navigation and Precision Winching techniques for the Henri Dunant Trophy. The 6th competition was staged in the UK at RNAS Lee-on-Solent in early Jul 1972. There were 12 teams, each of two crews and airframes, from 8 nations.

As it turned out, this was the last of the annual International SAR events organised.


Units

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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    07jul72 to 12jul72 NL SAR Flight Koninklijke Luchtmacht SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III
    07jul72 to 12jul72 NL vsq 7 Marine Luchtvaartdienst S-58 H-34
AB204B
    07jul72 to 12jul72 UK 202 Squadron Royal Air Force Whirlwind
    07jul72 to 12jul72 UK 771 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Wessex

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


Individual helicopters


Model IDs
Sikorsky S-61A-1 U-275     U-280    
Sikorsky H-34G III 80+84     80+98    
Westland Wessex HAS.1 XM326     XS888    
Aerospatiale SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III H-75    
Sud Aviation SA321G Super Frelon 120    
Sud Aviation HSS-1 Seabat B4     B5    


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