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1564 (tactical support) flight
Formed as a Mediterranean fixed wing Meteorological Flight in Libya in Dec 1942 and disbanded after WWII at Istres (France) in Jun 1946. It had three more activations as a rotary wing unit. It reformed as 1564 (Helicopter) Flight from part of 103 Squadron at El Adem, Libya in Aug 1963 with Sycamores and Whirlwinds, to disband again in Dec 1966. It reformed with Whirlwinds from D Flight of 22 Squadron again at El Adem, to disband in Cyprus in Mar 1970. The Sea King HAR.3s of C Flight, 202 Squadron were sent from RAF Coltishall to Navy Point, Stanley (FI) in Jul 1982 and became 1564 (Tactical Support) Flight in Aug 1983. It continued to provide CSAR and SAR cover until it amalgamated with the Chinook HC.1s of 1310 Flight and disbanded, to form 78 Squadron in Jun 1986 at RAF Mount Pleasant.

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2007/16 RAF Mount PleasantEGYP
1983/86 RAF Mount PleasantEGYP
1963/66LY El Adem / Al AdamHL67


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List of Aircraft for 1564 Fl
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 852 har.3 1977 XZ586 : 2008 as 1564 Flight /B
: ex 1564 Flt Sep 2009; 22Sq /B by Oct 2009; 22Sq E Flt by Jul 2010
wa 858 har.3 1978 XZ592 : 2000 202Sqn /S; 2008 1564 Flight
- XZ592 : preserved on static display at Morayvia Science and Technology Centre, Kin+
wa 886 har.3 1980 ZA105 : /Q dep Brize Norton for 1564 Flt end Oct 2009
wa 947 har.3 1985 ZE368 : Fleetlands by Aug 2009; 1564 Flt /R by Oct 2009
- ZE368 : 17feb16 sold, gone to Durham
: 10aug16 at mini moo's farm, Edmondsley, Durham. DH7 6EY

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