united kingdom 228 Squadron

Royal Air Force



1918 to 1964    




Originally formed at Great Yarmouth from 324, 325 & 326 Flights on 20 Aug 1918. After wartime service as a flying boat unit and a short post-war period in Maritime Reconnaisance until 6 Mar 1959, it was reformed on 1 Sep 1959 at RAF Leconfield from 275 Squadron. A Sycamore Flight it had inherited was passed to 118 Squadron and all Sycamores had departed by Jun 1960. Its Whirlwind HAR.2s and HAR.4s were joined on re-formation by fixed wing Ansons for 6 months. In Dec 1962 the original Whirlwinds were replaced by the more capable Whirlwind HAR.10. On 1 Sep 1964, the unit was renumbered 202 Squadron.


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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1963/64RAF ColtishallEGYC
1959/64RAF LeucharsEGQL
1959/64RAF LeconfieldEGXV
1959/64Acklington
1959/63Norwich AirportEGSH


Models

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YearsModels
1962/64 Whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.10
1959/60 Type 171 Sycamore     Sycamore 4
1959/62 Whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.2
1959/62 Whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.4




228 Squadron List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 25 har.4 1954 XD182 : ~1964 probably HAR.10 type asg 228 Sq pictured (pic2) at sea in mid-r+
wa 27 har.4 1954 XD184 : 228 Sq by 1962
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+
13269 Sycamore 4 1955 XG509 : HR.14 built at Filton, del RAF Jul 1955; 275 Sq; 228 Sq from Sep 1959
13242 Sycamore 4 1956 XJ380 : dd RAF as HR.14 on 22 Oct 1956;275 Sq; 228 Sq; CFS / S-M
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection XJ380 : private owner in Drighlington, S. Yorks by 1988 until 1991
: to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Jun 2007. Restoration began Jan 2008.
wa 44 har.4 1954 XJ428 : HAR.10 228 Sq; 10 Sep 1963 crash landed following power loss, 2m S of Bri+
wa 95 har.2 1955 XJ724 : 228Sq by Sep 1963
wa 98 har.2 1955 XJ727 : HAR.2 22 Sq; 228 Sq
- 8661M : to Dishforth
wa100 har.2 1956 XJ729 : 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
: 18feb16 part of fly-past at RAF Valley to mark formal disbandment of 22 Sq+
: 11Jun17 pictured at RAF Cosford Air Show
: 13jul18 on static display at RIAT 2018
: 09mar19 pictured (pic2) at Higher Purtington undergoing depth maintenance
wa107 har.4 1956 XJ761 : w/o 27 Jul 1960, engine lost power, ditched and sank off Great Yarmouth, w+
13412 Sycamore 4 1956 XJ917 : 19sep59 XJ917 participated in both the static and flying displays at the '+
Flambards Experience XJ917 : To Cornwall Aero Park (at least 1976 to 1985). Left by road after auction +
- XJ917 : Bristol Aero Collection (Banwell) arrived 30 Apr 1993; Kemble 2000 to May +
wa149 har.2 1956 XL110 : HAR.2 217 Sq; 228 Sq
wa392 har10 1962 XP404 : 228 Sq; 202 Sq; SAR Wg; 22 Sq
wa393 har10 1962 XP405 : 228 Sq; CFS; 2 FTS / Y