united kingdom 1906 (Helicopter) Flight

Royal Air Force


1906 Flt :

1947 to 1957    




Originally formed in Jan 1947 in Italy as a fixed wing Air Observation Post (AOP) unit from parts of A and B Flights of 654 Squadron but subsequently disbanded in Jul 1947 to become 1910 AOP Flight.

Reformed at Middle Wallop on 1 May 1950 as 1906 (Helicopter) Flight, (parented by 657 Squadron), it was the War Office VIP Flight and had two Hoverfly R6s on strength until November 1950, with four Sycamores until late 1957. The Sycamores were grounded in early 1954 for a lengthy period and two Hillers were used to provide continuity. The Flight trialled the Skeeter in 1956. It became 6 Flight, Army Air Corps on 1 Sep 1957 when Army flying was restructured.


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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1950/57AAC Middle WallopEGVP




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1950/57Type 171 Sycamore





1906 Flt List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
12890 Sycamore 3 1950 WT923 : HC.11 WT923, to 1906 Flt; 657 Sq;651 Sq; Metropolitan Communications Squad+
Bristol Aeroplane Company G-ALSV : Reg G-ALSV 17 Nov 1950; To RAF for Army Cooperation as WT923
544 uh-12b 1953 XB515 : used by 1906 (Helicopter) Flt during 1954 to cover VIP flights while its S+
Royal Navy XB515 : ex USN 134734. d/d 8 Feb 1954 to RN. w/o 4 Nov 1958.