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  • 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+
    wa193 hc.2 1965 XS674 : 60Sqn./R at Skrydstrup Airshow
    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
    : 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 : 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
    : 60Sqn./Y
    FB Heliservices G-BXHC : FB Leasing/Bristow May/Aug 1997, to MoD
    : FB Leasing Ltd from Nov18
    36095 412ep 1994 ZJ242 : 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
    : 60Sqn./O
    Bell Helicopter Canada C-GADQ : Bell Canada
    FB Heliservices G-CBUB : FB Leasing/Bristow Jul02-May03
    : FB Leasing Ltd from Nov18
    : Mar/Apr 2019 for sale Bell 412-EP 2002; $2,475,000 ; Utility helicopter p+
    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
    : at Newquay as G-CBVP with Cobham titles; Carried out engine ground run +



    Operations


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




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