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  • iraq Operation Telic

    Iraq


    19-mar-03    to    30-apr-09





    This is the umbrella operation name for British Forces deployed to support combat (and later, reconstruction) operations in Iraq.

    Australian contributions are shown under Operation Falconer.


    News


    Royal Air Force Merlin Operations in Iraq, 14-Jun-05 : On March 19th 2005, No 1419 Flight, 28 (Army Co-operation) Squadron operating four Royal Air Force AgustaWestland EH101 Merlin HC Mk3 helicopters, declared Full Operational Capability (FOC). As part of the UK's Joint Helicopter Force (Iraq) supporting the UK led Multi National Division (South East), they continue to support the stabilisation and peace process within Iraq.



    Units

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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        11jan03 to 17may03 UK 849 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King
    Sea King ASaC.7
        15jan03 to 28may03 UK 820 Squadron Fleet Air Arm EH101
    Sea King
        16jan03 to 03dec03 UK 815 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Lynx
        16jan03 to 28may03 UK 845 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
        16jan03 to 28may03 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines Lynx
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1
        18jan03 to 28may03 UK 814 Squadron Fleet Air Arm EH101
        feb03 to mar03 UK 657 Squadron Army Air Corps Lynx AH9A
        feb03 to jun03 UK 663 Squadron Army Air Corps SA341B Gazelle AH.1
        08feb03 to 28feb03 UK 7 Squadron Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook
        08feb03 to 12jun03 UK 18 Squadron Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook
        08feb03 to 28oct03 UK 27 Squadron Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook
        08feb03 to 04may03 UK 33 Squadron Royal Air Force SA330 Puma
        13feb03 to 16jul03 UK 662 Squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1
        jul03 to nov03 UK 654 Squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1
        nov03 to apr04 UK 659 Squadron Army Air Corps Scout
        apr04 to sep04 UK 669 Squadron Army Air Corps
        sep04 to mar05 UK 652 Squadron Army Air Corps
        oct04 to mar09 UK 1563 (Tactical Support) Flight Royal Air Force SA330 Puma
        mar05 to dec05 UK 659 Squadron Army Air Corps Scout
        10mar05 to mar09 UK 1419 Flight Royal Air Force Merlin HC.3
        jan06 to jun06 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines Lynx
        jun06 to nov06 UK 664 Squadron Army Air Corps
        dec06 to may07 UK 659 Squadron Army Air Corps Scout
        may07 to oct07 UK 652 Squadron Army Air Corps
        nov07 to feb08 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines Lynx
        feb08 to jun08 UK 672 Squadron Army Air Corps
        jul08 to dec08 UK 651 Squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
        jan09 to jun09 UK 659 Squadron Army Air Corps Scout
    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
    Westland Lynx AH9 ZG884     ZG921    
    Westland Lynx AH7 ZE376     ZF537     ZF540    
    Westland Sea King HAS.1 XV650     XV704    
    Westland Lynx HAS3S ZF560    
    Aerospatiale SA330E Puma XW199     XW208     XW209     XW211     XW212     XW218     XW221     XW224     XW229     ZA938    
    Aerospatiale SA330L Puma ZE449    
    AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3 ZJ122     ZJ125     ZJ131     ZJ134    


    Ships

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    ClassesShips
    Aircraft Carrier V STOL  Invincible class   Royal Navy R07 HMS Ark Royal,
    Helicopter Carrier  Argus class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A135 RFA Argus,
    Guided-Missile Destroyer  Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class   Royal Navy D92 HMS Liverpool,
    Guided-Missile Destroyer  Type 42 (Batch 3)   Royal Navy D97 HMS Edinburgh, Royal Navy D98 HMS York,
    Frigate  Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class   Royal Navy F86 HMS Campbeltown, Royal Navy F87 HMS Chatham, Royal Navy F99 HMS Cornwall,
    Frigate  Type 23 Duke class   Royal Navy F231 HMS Argyll, Royal Navy F233 HMS Marlborough, Royal Navy F239 HMS Richmond, Royal Navy F78 HMS Kent, Royal Navy F81 HMS Sutherland,
    Assault Carrier  Ocean class   Royal Navy L12 HMS Ocean,
    Landing Ship/Platform Dock  Bay class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary L3009 RFA Cardigan Bay,
    Landing Ship/Platform Dock  Round Table class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary L3004 RFA Sir Bedivere, Royal Fleet Auxiliary L3005 RFA Sir Galahad (1988), Royal Fleet Auxiliary L3036 RFA Sir Percivale, Royal Fleet Auxiliary L3505 RFA Sir Tristram,
    Support Ship  Diligence class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A132 RFA Diligence,
    Support Ship  Rover class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A269 RFA Grey Rover,
    Support Ship  Fort II class (1992)   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A387 RFA Fort Victoria,
    Support Ship  Fort I class (1978)   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A385 RFA Fort Rosalie, Royal Fleet Auxiliary A386 RFA Fort Austin,



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