united kingdom Metropolitan Communications Squadron

Royal Air Force


1944 to 1969    

Created Apr 1944 by redesignating 510 Squadron, at Hendon. Disbanded Jul 1948.

Reformed 1 Mar 1955, still at Hendon but moved to RAF Northolt on 4 Nov 1957. Amongst other fixed wing communications aircraft, the unit operated the Sycamore from 1958, until it became 32 Squadron on 3 Feb 1969.

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1957/69RAF NortholtEGWU


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1958/69Type 171 Sycamore

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List of Aircraft for MCS
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
13474 Sycamore 4 1957 XL829 : HR.14 dd Dec 1957. Khormaksar SAR Flt until Mar 1964, returned to UK aboar+
- XL829 : In storage at Bristol City Museum from Dec 1971. To Bristol Industrial Mus+
: International Helicopter Museum; To IHM Weston-super-Mare in Oct 2007
: 12Jul15 pictured in 32 Squadron colours at the International Helicopter Mu+

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