united kingdom 7 Flight

Army Air Corps


7 Flt :

1970 to present    




Part of the British Army Berlin Brigade was based at Gatow from 1970 until 1994.

Following the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, 7 Flight was reactivated to replace 660 Squadron C Flight at Seria, Brunei supporting the Gurkha Brigade and the British Training Team Brunei
7 Flt was part of 656 Sq during the 1960s. It was in Brunei between Dec 1962-Jan 1963 in support of Queens Own Highlanders. At Kuching, Sarawak May 1963 to Oct 1964. At Terendak (Malacca) with 6 Scouts by Jun 1968. Disbanded in Apr 1970, it reformed in Berlin, but its Scouts left Terendak on RFA Sir Galahad in Jan 1970 for Hong Kong and the new 656 Sq flights.


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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1998/    BN Anduki AirfieldWBAK
1970/94DE RAF GatowEDUG
1968/70MY Terendak Camp


Models

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YearsModels
1998/    212
1975/94SA341B Gazelle AH.1
1970/75Sioux



7 Flt List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
S2/5078 Skeeter 1958 XL765 : 651 Sq 2 Feb 1959; trials at Middle Wallop between Jul and Oct 1961; 654 S+
- XL765 : Saunders Roe, ff 19 Sep 1958
S2/5096 Skeeter 1959 XL811 : to AAC. 651 Sq, 652 Sq, 17 Flt., Air Troop 9/12 Lancers. w/o in accident 1+
- XL811 : to Northern Aircraft Preservation Society Dec 1968
: to Historic Aircraft Museum, Southend 1972 until c May 1983 when remaining+
: to International Helicopter Museum, W-s-M Sep 1992. Still there Jul 2015.
S2/5112 Skeeter 1959 XM557 : 1 Wing; 652 Sq; 654 Sq; 4 Flt; 652 Sq; 17 Flt; 26 Regt
- XM557 : held privately at Moordrecht Oct 1969; Holzerlingen, nr Stuttgart; Saxmund+
: stored at IHM Weston-super-Mare, Jan 2011. Still there Sep 2018.
S2/7151 Skeeter 1960 XN345 : 1 Wing; 655 Sq; 654 Sq; 17 Flt; 652 Sq; 17 Flt; 26 Regt
- XN345 : held privately at Moordrecht Oct 1969; Holzerlingen, nr Stuttgart; Saxmund+
: stored at IHM Weston-super-Mare, Jan 2011. Still there Sep 2018.
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.
f.9521 ah.1 1964 XR599 : 656 Sq / 7 Flt; 20 Sep 1965 missing on a night flight from Lundu to Kuchi+
30512 212 1971 ZH814 : Under contract from Sep 1994 to AAC. Operates with 7 Flt AAC in Brunei.
Bristow G-BGMH : Series of Bristow contract ownerships, Ex N7099J, then VR-HGL, EP-HBU, to +
30668 212 1974 ZH815 : Under contract from Sep 1994 to AAC. Operates with 7 Flt AAC in Brunei.
Bristow G-BGCZ : Series of Bristow contract ownerships, Ex N18090, then VR-BFM, to G-BGCZ, +
30549 212 1972 ZH816 : Under contract from Sep 1994 to AAC. Operates with 7 Flt AAC in Brunei.
Bristow G-BGMG : Series of Bristow contract ownerships, Ex EP-HBI, then G-BGMG, to VR-BEL J+



Operations


DatesOperation
20-sep-6813-oct-68AU Exercise Coral Sands