ireland Aer Chór na hÉireann

Irish Air Corps


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Established 1924, the Aer Chór na hÉireann is the air component of Ireland Defence Forces. Headquartered at Casement in Baldonnel also provides multiple non-military services such as ambulance, police support and fisheries protection


Ireland Set Permanent Emergency Service, 15-Jul-15 : Ireland announced the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis.

Irish Air Corps 50th Anniversary, 13-Aug-13 : On the 26th November 2013 the Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation in the Irish Air Corps.

List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    301 squadron - 301 squadron, 3 operations wing 1962 --
    302 squadron - 302 squadron, 3 operations wing 1960 --
    303 squadron - 303 squadron, 3 operations wing 1980 --
    106 squadron - 106 squadron, 1 operations wing 1900 --

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   Baldonnel301 squadron
302 squadron 1960/   
303 squadron
106 squadron

Model Types

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  AW AW13962006
  EC ec135 22005
  Sikorsky S-61 H-3 12003
  EC AS355 Ecureuil 211997
  SNIA SA365F Dauphin 2519862008
  SNIA SA330L Puma119811983
  SNIA SA342L Gazelle21979??
  SNIA Alouette III819632007

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