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Army Air Corps


6 Flt : 6 Flight (Volunteers)

   




Formed from 1906 Flight, RAF with the AAC formation in 1957, the helicopters were retained by the RAF, so the unit went back to fixed wing and was re-titled 6 Independent Flight. Re-designated 6 Liaison/Depot Flight in 1959, it gradually assumed a trials role although it still maintained a VIP liaison duty. By 1961, the Flight had 2 Alouettes on strength, along with a small number of Austers and Beavers.

In 1966, 6 Liaison/Depot Flight had its fixed wing aircraft reassigned to 132 Flt AAC, along with its trials role. However it continued as the VIP Flight and moved to Netheravon, where it added at least one Alouette AH.2 in Nov 1969. On 1 Apr 1978 the Flight was incorporated into the newly reformed 658 Squadron and lost its separate identity in 1984.

On 1 Jun 1993, the Flight reformed as 6 Flight AAC (Volunteers), based at RAF Shawbury and was equipped with 4 Gazelle.


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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1993/??RAF ShawburyEGOS
1966/84AAC NetheravonEGDN
1957/66AAC Middle WallopEGVP


Models

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YearsModels
1993/??SA341B Gazelle AH.1
1956Skeeter




6 Flt List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1185 se3130 1958 XN132 : Ex F-WIPG. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972
- G-BUIV : M and P Food Products Ltd Jun92-May93
helicon PH-NSW : Helicon from 1993; 26jun99 damaged by hard landing, never flew again; pres+
1186 se3130 1958 XN133 : Ex F-WIPH. Accident on take off 7 Sep 1960 while with 6 Flt AAC. Became i+
1500 se3130 1960 XP967 : 16 Flt by May 1984
- G-BSFN : M AND P Food Products Ltd May90-Jan98
: private Jan98-Jun00
- G-UGLY : private Jun00-Feb07
- HA-PPC : private Hungary from Mar07; w/o 17jul16 at Breighton Airfield, Selby, Nort+
1582 se3130 1961 XR378 : Ex F-WIEM. Delivered as XJ378 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972, se+
- N9ZJ : Became G-BSFS 30 May 1990, to N9ZJ 30 Jul 2001 registered in Idaho.
1583 se3130 1961 XR379 : dd May 1961 as F-WIEN to Middle Wallop. Originally serialled XJ379 until c+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) G-CICS : MoD Army Historic Aircraft Flight at Army Aviation Centre Middle Wallop No+
- 2-ALOU : Apr18 overhauled and re registered 2-ALOU. Based near York, UK with permis+
: Dec18 moved to new owners at White Waltham EGLM, 2-ALOU retained.
1596 se3130 1961 XR380 : Delivered as XJ380 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972. Crashed as a +
1645 se3130 1961 XR385 : Delivered as XJ385 in error. 10 Flt Dhekelia Nov 1961 to Jun 1962. 24 Flt +
1192 ah.1 XW899 : 1991 662Sqn /K desert c/s; 2007 6Flt /Z
1539 ah.1 1976 XZ303 : 6 (V) Flt by Apr 2005 still May 2005
1578 ah.1 XZ311 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1998 6Flt.
1674 ah.1 1977 XZ335 : 6 (V) Flt, visited RAF Benson 19 Jul 1999
: 6 (V) Flt by May 2005
1979 ah.1 1984 ZB678 : 16 Flt by Mar 1990
2003 ah.1 1984 ZB690 : 16 Flt by Mar 1990, until 2003