united kingdom 194 squadron

Royal Air Force



1942 to 1959    





Helicopters

First formed 13 Oct 1942 at Lahore and disbanded at Mingaladon on 15 Feb 1946.

Reformed on 2 Feb 1953 at RAF Sembawang (from the Far East Casevac Flight with 12 Dragonfly HC.2, becoming the RAFs first operational helicopter squadron. It sent a detachment to Kuala Lumpur and the whole unit followed on 1 May 1953, where it received its first Sycamore HR.14s, which replaced the Dragonfly in Jun 1956. On 3 Jun 1959, it merged with 155 Squadron and both were renumbered into 110 Squadron.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1953/59MY SimpangWMKF
1953SG SembawangWSAG

Models

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YearsModels
1954/59 Type 171 Sycamore     Sycamore 4
1953/56dragonfly


List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for . / 194Sq / 194 Sq
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa/h/018 hc.2 1950 VZ960 : w/o 3 Nov 1955 after main rotor struck tail boom following forced landing +
12888 Sycamore 3 1948 WA577 : To RAE Boscombe Down, to RAF Jan 1953, 194Sq, wfu.
- G-ALST : 3rd production Sycamore. Allocated G-ALST (ntu) by Jun 1949, (canx Nov 195+
- WA577 : to North East Aircraft Museum in early 1980s. Still present 2014.
wa/h/017 hc.2 1950 WF315 : w/o 3 Mar 1954 after loss of control during take off from Fort Chabai, Mal+
wa/h/108 hc.4 1952 WT845 : w/o 21 Jan 1953 when main blades detached after rotor hub failure, nr Chem+
wa/h/110 hc.4 1951 WX953 : w/o 14 May 1954 while with 194 Sq. During a landing in a Malaysian jungle +
wa/h/127 hc.4 1952 XB254 : HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Jan 1953, for 194 Sq
: w/o 16 Oct 1954, tail cone broke after take off and crashed at Grik, whils+
wa/h/128 hc.4 1952 XB255 : w/o 3 Mar 1956 following unsuccessful take off and struck trees, while wit+
wa/h/129 hc.4 1952 XB256 : HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Jan 1953, for 194 Sq
: w/o 14 Sep 1954, overturned after forced landing at Simpang whilst with 19+
13194 Sycamore 4 1953 XE313 : w/o 6 Jan 1958, after losing height on take off and crashing into Jungle, +
- G-AMWK : Reg ntu ? to RAF as XE313 c Sep 1953
13195 Sycamore 4 1952 XE314 : HR.14 Del RAF, to 194 Sq.
: w/o 7 Dec 1954 when crashed on take-off at Fort Selim, Malaya, while with +
- G-AMWL : Registered 1 Dec 1952. Cancelled 30 Sep 1953, to RAF XE314.
13196 Sycamore 4 1952 XE315 : HR.14 Del RAF for 194 Sq
: w/o Crashed into river and sank after tail rotor fault during landing, at+
- G-AMWM : Registered G-AMWM 1 Dec 1952. Cancelled 30 Sep 1953, to RAF XE315.
13197 Sycamore 4 1952 XE316 : HR.14 Del RAF Sep 1953, for 194 Sq.
: w/o 30 Jan 1955, Overturned by wind, Fort Selim, Malaya, while with 194 Sq+
- G-AMWN : Registered G-AMWN 1 Dec 1952. Cancelled Sep 1953, to RAF XE316.
13220 Sycamore 4 1954 XE318 : w/o 13 Sep 1955, when flipped over during take off in Malaya, while with 1+
13221 Sycamore 4 1954 XE319 : w/o 21feb59 crashed following main rotor failure south of Kuala Lumpur whi+
13223 Sycamore 4 1954 XE321 : w/o 6 Sep 1956 forced landing nr Ipoh, following failed tail rotor shaft, +
13226 Sycamore 4 1954 XF266 : 194 Sq after Oct 1954; 110 Sq after 1960, still Sep 1965; struck off charg+
13227 Sycamore 4 1954 XF267 : w/o 27feb59 crashed following main rotor failure 3.5nm N of Kuala Lumpur, +
13268 Sycamore 4 1955 XG510 : w/o 5 Feb 1956 rolled over when taking off in Perak, Malaya, while with 19+
13383 Sycamore 4 1956 XG543 : w/o 23 Sep 1958 tail rotor struck tree and crashed, while with 194 Sq.
13389 Sycamore 4 1956 XG549 : w/o 16 Apr 1958 following forced landing after engine failure, while with +
13243 Sycamore 4 1956 XJ381 : w/o 7 Aug 1957 after blades struck ground during landing, while with 194 S+
13413 Sycamore 4 XJ918 : 194 Sq by Nov 1959; 32 Sq by Sep 1970



Operations


DatesOperation
feb-53jun-59MY Operation Firedog



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