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    Royal Air Force



    1916 to present    








    22 Squadron List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    wa 29 har.4 1954 XD186 : RAF f/f Aug 1954, d/d Nov 1954 to 155 Sq; crashed 11 Sep 1958 and for repa+
    wa 42 har.4 1954 XJ426 : Ditched while with 22 Sq, following fire indications, off Lundy Is 22 Aug +
    wa 44 har.4 1954 XJ428 : HAR.10 22 Sq
    wa 52 har.2 1955 XJ436 : HAR.2 Ditched c 7nm S of Selsey Bill 30 Aug 1955 during SAR demonstration +
    wa 98 har.2 1955 XJ727 : HAR.2 22 Sq; 228 Sq
    - 8661M : to Dishforth
    wa100 har.2 1956 XJ729 : HAR.2 22 Sq
    : HAR.10 22 Sq; Min of Aviation; 228 Sq; 202 Sq; 22 Sq
    - G-BVGE : Austen Assoc Nov93-May99
    : private at County Westmeath, Ireland May99-Nov13
    : private from Nov13
    : part of fly-past at RAF Valley to mark formal disbandment of 22 Squadron
    : pictured at RAF Cosford Air Show
    : on static display at RIAT 2018
    : pictured (pic2) at Higher Purtington undergoing depth maintenance
    wa101 har.2 1955 XJ730 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA101, ff: 26Nov55; del Royal Air Force as X+
    wa103 har.2 1956 XJ757 : HAR.2 22 Sq; 1360 Flt; 217 Sq
    : HAR.10 225 Sq; 22 Sq; CFS; damaged in attempted autorotation at Ternhill w+
    wa104 har.2 1956 XJ758 : HAR.2 22 Sq; 1360 Flt; 217 Sq
    wa110 har.2 1956 XJ764 : HAR.10 CFS (H); 22 Sq; 1564 Flt; 1563 Flt; 22 Sq; 84 Sq / T
    wa145 har.2 1956 XK989 : w/o 26 Feb 1957, ditched in sea off RAF Thorney Island, while with 22 Sq,
    wa266 hcc.8 1959 XN126 : 110 Sq; 103 Sq; CFS(H); 22 Sq; CFS; 2 FTS
    wa342 har10 1961 XP299 : A&AEE Jul 1961 to Apr 1962; Westlands Apr 1962 to Sep 1966; CFS-H /W-H Sep+
    : pictured in 22 Squadron markings at RAF Museum, Hendon
    wa365 har10 1962 XP349 : Ditched in harbour and w/o following engine failure, 13 Dec 1972 while wit+
    wa366 har10 1962 XP350 : 225 Sq; 22 Sq
    Flambards Experience XP350 : To Cornwall Aero Park 2 Mar 1982, still Aug 1986, still Dec 1993, still Ju+
    - XP350 : to National Paintball Fields Bassetts Pole by Sep 2006, still Oct 2015.
    wa367 har10 1962 XP351 : f/f 22 Feb 1962, d/d 07 Mar 1962, 22 Sq Mar 1962 to May 1968, RNAY Fleetla+
    : 22 Sq May 1973 to Sep 1976, SARTU on 2 Nov 1976 until Feb 1979, 2 FTS Feb +
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XP351 : to MoD(PE) 30 Nov 1972 for trials until May 1973.
    wa370 har10 1962 XP354 : 202 Sq; 22 Sq; Halton SoTT 8721M
    wa371 har10 1962 XP355 : RAF Central Flying School (CFS) March 1962; by 1965 22 Squadron in the Air+
    : to City of Norwich Aviation Museum on 15 Jun 1980, still marked as CFS / A+
    - G-BEBC : Milard Car Services Ltd, London reg 25Jun76; canc as Positively wfu 05Dec+
    - XP355 : 04Mar11 pictured preserved at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum
    wa377 har10 1962 XP361 : 225 Sq; 110 Sq; 103 Sq; 22 Sq by 1981
    : 8731M. ex 22Sq A Flt, pushed onto the Chivenor fire dump on 3 Nov 1982.
    wa392 har10 1962 XP404 : 228 Sq; 202 Sq; SAR Wg; 22 Sq
    wa122 hc.2 1963 XR497 : RAF d/d 28feb63; SAR duty at RAF Valley with 202 Sq by 1977; 22 Sq by Au+
    : 202 Sqn was NEVER at RAF Valley, However 22 Sqn was
    : visited RAF Macrihanish during Exercise NEJAT 78, whilst with 22 Sq
    : present at Farnborough Air Show 1984
    Uruguayan Air Force 076 : FAU d/d 20jun02; ex RAF XR497; in service with EA5
    : Pictured (bot) in Uruguay during firefighting duties, very good machine!
    wa126 hc.2 1963 XR501 : noted at RAF Leuchars air show with 22Sqn
    : 13 Aug 1982 22 Sq A Flt at Chivenor
    wa129 hc.2 1963 XR504 : to 22Sq A Flt, replacing XV730/BW, 18 Mar 1982, until herself replaced wit+
    : RAF Wessex HC.2; 1984 22Sqn.
    : SAR duty at RAF Leuchars air show with B Flt 22Sqn
    wa132 hc.2 1963 XR507 : Jul 1981 in camouflage colour scheme with temporary SAR markings for 22 Sq+
    wa140 hc.2 1964 XR518 : RAF in July 1991 22Sqn.
    : 1992 pictured in SAR livery with 22 Sqd B Flight at RAF Leuchars BoB day
    wa142 hc.2 1964 XR520 : 72 Sq/B by 1965 still Jun 1968; 72 Sq/AB by Aug 1970 still Sep 1980; 22 Sq+
    : 29jul92 pictured as SAR type with 22 Sqd A Flight at RAF Chivenor
    wa146 hc.2 1964 XR524 : 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq
    : 12 Aug 1993 ditched into Llyn Padarn after tail rotor failure, while with +
    - XR524 : RAF - noted at SBAC Farnborough Airshow Sep68 as 72Sqn coded F
    wa150 hc.2 1964 XR528 : based at Leuchars with 22Sqn
    - XR528 : preserved at Moravia, Kinloss, museum by Aug17
    : 28aug17 at Morayvia, Kinloss, Scotland for display after renovation
    wa121 hc.2 1962 XR588 : Conversion to HAR.2 Standard; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22+
    Westland XR588 : First Wessex prototype built as a HC.2 (XM299 was a conversion from HAS.1)+
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XR588 : A&AEE
    wa194 hc.2 1965 XS675 : 1986 asg 22 squadron RAF seen at RAF Finningley airshow, Yorkshire, Englan+
    - XS675 : 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse
    : stored at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa528 hc.2 1966 XT601 : ff 13 Mar 1966, dd 18 Jun 1966; Khormaksar SAR Flt 1966; Muharraq SAR Flt +
    : RAF; 13+14jun92 22Sqn.
    : 29jul92 pictured as SAR type with 22 Sqd A Flight at RAF Chivenor
    wa529 hc.2 1967 XT602 : 20 pictured with 22sqn with altered markings at RAF Lossiemouth during fam+
    wa531 hc.2 1966 XT604 : ff 7 Jul 1966, dd 2 Aug 1966 to RAF. Wessex HAR.2; Khormaksar SAR Flt Nov +
    : Royal Air Force; 22Sqn. at Chivenor Air Day
    - XT604 : To Air & Ground Aviation (Staffordshire). Acquired by M Lindsey 2002 a+
    : preserved at East Midlands Aeropark
    wa538 hc.2 1966 XT670 : 1984 22Sqn
    : SAR duty, yellow colour scheme with B Flt 22 Sqn at RAF Leuchars air show
    wa548 hc.2 1967 XT680 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA548, f/f: 20/03/1967; del Royal Air Force as X+
    : 22 Sq by Sep 1981 still May 1984, 84Sqd/\Diamondsby 2002 - Jan 2003 retire+
    - XT680 : 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse
    : stored at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa615 hc.2 1967 XV720 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA615, f/f:?; del Royal Air Force as XV720, 02/0+
    : based at Leuchars with 22Sqn
    : 22Sq A Flt by Jan 1986. Performed the last ever Air Sea Rescue exercise wi+
    - XV720 : Arrived May 2014 at LaserGaming near Abingdon.
    : 14feb15 Laser Gaming, High Ropes Oxford
    wa624 hc.2 1968 XV729 : 22Sq A Flt on 8 Nov 1982, replacing XR504.
    - 9G-AEL : Nov17 at Biggin Hill, owner possible The Wessex Club Limited; to be confi+
    wa625 hc.2 1968 XV730 : arrived 4 Nov 1981 from Fleetlands, for 22Sq A Flt, until 19 Mar 1982. Rep+
    : Royal Air Force; 22Sqn. at Chivenor Air Day
    : 22 Sq by Sep 1984 still Sep 1986, 84 Sq/Clubs by 1999 - Jan 2003 retired a+
    : In my flying log as 22 Sqn 'C' Flight RAF Valley
    - XV730 : 2011 pictured on right of XT680 stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse
    : stored at Tauranga Airport in NZ with Classic Flyers
    wa 851 har.3 1977 XZ585 : RAF d/d Jan78; RAF SKTU by Dec 1980; 202 Sq by 1986; Crashed on high grou+
    : 202 Sq E Flt by Sep 2000; 203(R)Sq (Akrotiri) by 2003; 203(R) Sq /A by 200+
    - XZ585 : Dec17 at 764 Sqn HMS Sultan; Has been subject to flight servicing and grou+
    : as /A in rear of new hangar at RAF Museum, Hendon
    wa 852 har.3 1977 XZ586 : ex 1564 Flt Sep 2009; 22Sq /B by Oct 2009; 22Sq E Flt by Jul 2010
    wa 855 har.3 1978 XZ589 : 2000 HAR.3 type 22Sqn.
    wa 858 har.3 1978 XZ592 : 11jul14 pictured (pic2) as 22Sqn /H at RAF Fairford during RIAT 2014
    - XZ592 : preserved on static display at Morayvia Science and Technology Centre, Kin+
    wa 860 har.3 1978 XZ594 : 22 Sq C Flt by Aug 1999
    : 16jul06 pictured (pic1) as 22Sqd /J at RAF Fairford
    wa 861 har.3 1978 XZ595 : RAF in 2007 /K 22Sqn.C Flt.
    wa 863 har.3 1978 XZ597 : pictured (pic1) as 22Sqd /M at RNAS Yeovilton
    - XZ597 : to Higher Purtington during Dec 2017
    : pictured (pic2) as XZ597 / M at Higher Purtington undergoing maintenance
    : Mar19 XZ597 has applied for CAA registration as G-SKNG along with a permit+
    : First flight after restoration by Historic Helicopters.
    wa 947 har.3 1985 ZE368 : dd 3 Jun 1985 202 Sq by 1986 still 1988; 22 Sq C Flt (Wattisham) by Jun 1+
    : RAF; 2000 22Sqn.; 2003 202Sqn.
    - ZE368 : 17feb16 sold, gone to Durham
    : at mini moo's farm, Edmondsley, Durham. DH7 6EY
    wa1006 har.3a 1995 ZH540 : HAR.3A 22 Sq A Flt by Jul 1999
    : RAF; 29apr11 22 sq B Flt from Wattisam made a flypast during the Royal We+
    : 01mar14 at Morriston Hospital, Swansea
    Royal Norwegian Air Force ZH540 : acquired for sacrifical spares for RNoAF Mk.43 fleet, to Sola on 11 Nov 20+
    wa1007 har.3a 1995 ZH541 : Boscsombe Down by Jul 1995;22 Sq A Flt (Chivenor) by Feb 1999
    : 22 Sq B Flt by Aug 1999
    : 22 Sq B Flt (Wattisham) by 2003; 22Sq A Flt by 2004, 22Sq A Flt/V by May 2+
    : Fleetlands; 22 Sq A Flt/V by Oct 2009, replacing ZH542.
    Royal Norwegian Air Force ZH541 : to Norway Dec 2015, as a source of spares
    wa1008 har.3a 1996 ZH542 : 22 Sq A Flt by Aug 1999
    : 22 Sq A Flt/W during Aug 2004, as Rescue 169.
    : 31aug09 pictured (pic1) with 22Sqd at Royal National Lifeboat Institution +
    : to SK AMG /W Oct 2009 (replaced on 22 Sq A Flt strength by ZH541/V).
    : 22 Sq A Flt at RMB Chivenor up to mid Nov 2015.
    Belgian Air Force : Belgian Air Force as spares source, d/d Koksijde
    : Scrapped/ destroyed after parts harvesting in 2019
    wa1009 har.3a ZH543 : RAF HAR.3A; 11feb10 pictured with 22 Sqd at RAF Northolt
    Royal Norwegian Air Force ZH543 : acquired for sacrifical spares for RNoAF Mk.43 fleet, to Sola on 11 Nov 20+
    wa1010 har.3a ZH544 : HAR.3A 22 Sq A Flt by Jul 1999
    : 22 Sq A Flt by Aug 1999
    : RAF in 2007 22Sqn. C Flt.
    : pictured (bot) as 22 Sqn Sierra 170 at RNAS Culdrose
    Royal Norwegian Air Force : acquired for sacrifical spares for RNoAF Mk.43 fleet ?
    - ZH544 : Jul17, Although it was reported at the time of its retirement this aircraf+
    Pakistan Navy : ZH544 flew for the first time in 2 1/2 years after a D1 minor package at +
    wa1011 har.3a ZH545 : 2jun98 22Sqn visit Elmpt Station, Germany
    : 22 Sq B Flt by Aug 1999
    : 1998 B Flt. 22Sqn ; 2009 A Flt. 22Sqn /Z
    : as 22Sq / Z on static display at Yeovilton Air Day 2009
    Belgian Air Force - : has been sold to Belgium to be taken down for spare parts, final end of ex+




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