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27 Squadron
Formed on 5 Nov 1915 from a core of 24 Squadron at Hounslow, 27 Squadron saw service in both World Wars. It was a V-Bomber unit throughout the 1960s and 70s and operated Tornados during the 1980s. On 1 Oct 1993, 27(R) Squadron took over the role of 240 Operational Conversion Unit and with it, its Chinook HC.1a and Puma HC.1s at RAF Odiham (EGVO). On 1 Jan 1998 27(R) Squadron lost its reserve status and shortly afterwards, its Pumas departed for RAF Benson.
For c 12 days during early May 2015, a flight of 3 Chinooks was deployed in stages to assist in humanitarian disaster efforts, following the Nepal earthquakes, but were held on the ground in India at Chandigarh AFS, while the Nepalese Government decided that they were not required. They returned to RAF Odiham via RAF Brize Norton in May 2015 without taking any part in the relief effort.
On 28 Dec 2015, in response to flooding in York, the unit delivered critical parts to repair machinery at the Citys River Foss Barrier.

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Chinook Visits Historical RAF Germany Bases, 27-Apr-18 : A RAF Chinook from Odiham’ 27 Squadron taking part at Berlin air show visited former RAF Germany bases of Geilenkirchen, Wildenrath, Brüggen and Laarbruch as part of RAF 100 years celebrations

RAF Chinook to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief, 03-May-15 : UK assistance after the Kathmandu 7.8 earthquake includes sending three Royal Air Force Chinooks helicopters to Nepal



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2015IN Chandigarh AFSVICG
1993/    RAF OdihamEGVO

Models

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YearsModels
1993/    414 - H-47D Chinook
1993/98SA330 Puma


List of aircraft

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
M.7007 ch-47d 1980 ZA671 : while operating from NAF El Centro, heavily damaged in a practice landing +
M.7031 ch-47d ZA683 : 06oct16 pictured at RAF Northolt during Nightshoot XXI in 27 Sq anniversar+
M.7018 ch-47d ZA708 : Arrived in theatre 21 May 2010. Damaged prior to emergency landing on 10 A+
M.4454 ch-47d 1997 ZH891 : HC.6A 27 Sq by Apr 2018
Boeing Helicopters N20075 : Boeing toward ZH891
M.4480 mh-47e ZH901 : with 27 Squadron, first to deploy on 1 May, to offer aid after the Nepal e+
Boeing Helicopters N2060M : Boeing toward ZH901



Operations


DatesOperation
sep-17oct-17AI Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations
20-sep-1624-mar-17 Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) 2016
03-oct-1506-nov-15ES Exercise Trident Juncture 2015
15-jul-0622-jul-06LB Operation Highbrow
22-oct-0505-dec-05PK Operation Maturin
08-feb-0328-oct-03IQ Operation Telic
31-oct-5606-nov-56EG Operation Musketeer

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