united kingdom Helicopter Development Unit

Royal Air Force


HDU :

1961 to 1963    




Formed 1 Jun 1961 at Old Sarum. Eventually became part of JWE on 1 Apr 1963.


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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1961/63Old SarumEGLS




Models

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YearsModels
1961/63Type 171 Sycamore





HDU List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
12898 Sycamore 3 1950 WV781 : ASWDU St Mawgan; CFS (H); HDU Old Sarum
Bristol Aeroplane Company G-ALTD : reg G-ALTD to Bristol Aeroplane Co on 17 Nov 1950; transferred to RAF 26 M+
- WV781 : to Caernarfon Air World museum by 1990; cockpit section still displayed 20+
12900 Sycamore 3 1952 WV783 : ASWDU St Mawgan; CFS (H); HDU Old Sarum
- G-ALSP : Sycamore 3 G-ALSP assigned but not taken up (ntu)
13264 Sycamore 4 1955 XG503 : CFS (H); MCS; HDU; CFS (H) ; MCS
Bristol Aeroplane Company XG503 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Mar 1955
13203 Sycamore 4 1955 XG506 : 275 Sq; 118 Sq; 225 Sq; 118 Sq; 72 Sq; Metropolitan Communications Sq; HD+
wa354 har10 1961 XP338 : 225 Sq; CFS (H); HDU; CFS (H)