united kingdom 60(R) Squadron

Royal Air Force




Part of Defence Helicopter Flying School UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)



1916 to present    





Helicopters

60(R) Squadron
Formed 30 Apr 1916 and after service in World War I, was associated with the Middle and Far East until Apr 1968 when it was disbanded. New role as communications unit between Feb 1969 and Apr 1992. Reformed again Jun 1992 at RAF Benson (EGUB) with Wessex HC.2. Reformed at RAF Shawbury (EGOS) on 1 Apr 1997 with a Reserve designation, as the RAF contribution to the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) with Griffin HT.1 to provide RAF crews with advanced, multi-engine training courses.


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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1997/    RAF ShawburyEGOS
1992/97RAF BensonEGUB



Models

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YearsModels
2009/    A109E Power
1997/18 412     412EP
1992/97Wessex



60(R) Squadron List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa139 hc.2 1964 XR517 : RAF in 1995 /N 60Sqn.
Everett Aero XR517 : Sold to R Everett, Sproughton by Sep 1998, pres. Shoreham by Dec 2001. To +
wa145 hc.2 1964 XR523 : 72Sq/AM by May 1978, 72Sq/AR by Aug 1978, 72 Sq/M by May 1984 still Jul 1+
wa147 hc.2 1964 XR525 : 72Sq by Aug 1964; loaned to Sultan of Oman Air Force by Mar 1974 until Dec+
36144 412ep 1996 ZJ234 : Griffin HT.1 dd Apr 1997; ex G-BWZR de-reg Aug 1997; 1997 DHFS-60 Sq/S, s+
Bell Helicopter Canada C-FZLM : Bell Canada 1996
FB Heliservices G-BWZR : FB Leasing/Bristow Dec96-Apr97, to Mod; tmp back to G-BWZR Aug97
: FB Leasing Ltd from Nov18
36151 412ep 1996 ZJ235 : RAF Griffin HT.1 1997-2018; 2003 60Sqn./I
: Jan13 60Sqn./I
: 08dec14 type: HT.1 60Sqn./I at Coningsby
FB Heliservices G-BXBF : FB Leasing/Bristow Jan/May 1997, for RAF
: FB Heliservices from Apr18
36156 412ep 1997 ZJ237 : Jan13 60Sqn./T
FB Heliservices G-BXFF : Bristow/FBS Ltd Apr/Jul 1997
: FB Leasing Ltd from Nov18
36162 412ep 1997 ZJ238 : 24+25jul99 60Sqn./Y Fairford air show
: Jan13 60Sqn./Y
FB Heliservices G-BXHC : FB Leasing/Bristow May/Aug 1997, to MoD
: FB Leasing Ltd from Nov18
36095 412ep 1994 ZJ242 : Jan13 60Sqn./E
SACSA XA-SYM : SACSA 1995-1996, test serial N2291Q, C-GFNY
Bell Helicopter N2291Q : rtn to Bell Oct96-Mar97
FB Heliservices G-BXDK : FBS Ltd/Bristow Mar/Dec 1997
: FB Heliservices Ltd from Apr18
36297 412ep 2002 ZJ707 : RAF Griffin HT.1 2003-2018; 2003 60Sqn /O
: Jan13 60Sqn./O
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GADQ : Bell Canada 2002
FB Heliservices G-CBUB : FB Leasing/Bristow Jul02-May03
: FB Leasing Ltd from Nov18
: Mar/Apr 2019, sold Bell 412-EP 2002; $2,475,000 ; Utility helicopter purc+
36301 412ep 2002 ZJ708 : RAF Griffin HT.1 2003-2018; 2003 60Sqn /K
: 11jul14 pictured (pic2) as 60 Sqn /K at RIAT 2014
Bristow G-CBVP : Bristow Sep/Nov 2002, test serial C-GLYY
FB Heliservices G-CBVP : FB Leasing Nov02-May03, to MoD
: FB Leasing from Nov18
: 04mar19 at Newquay as G-CBVP with Cobham titles; Carried out engine grou+



Operations


DatesOperation
01-jul-4831-jul-60MY Operation Firedog




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