netherlands vsq 7

Marine Luchtvaartdienst


7 squadron
Royal Netherlands Navy

1949 to present    




vsq 7
Founded in 1949 vsq 7 was a Catalina squadron at Biak (New Guinea). In 1951 vsq was disbanded. In 1955 it was re-established flying Fairey Firefly from Biak until 1952 when the squadron was disbanded again. 15 october 1962 vsq 7 was reformed as the second MLD helicopter unit flying AB-204B (or (I)UH-1, as they were called) from Valkenburg. In 1973 the squadron was moved north to De Kooy. There it was absorbed in MARHELI and is operating the SH-14D Lynx.
7th Squadron provides crew training in NH90 and also performs tests and evaluations for the helicopter and its systems


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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1977/    De KooyEHKD
1962/73ValkenburgEHVB
1955/62ID Biak/Frans KaisiepoWABB
1949/51ID Biak/Frans KaisiepoWABB


Models

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YearsModels
2010/    NH90 NFH
1978/12Lynx
1968/72S-58 H-34
1962/78AB204B



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DatesOperation
07-jul-7212-jul-72UK 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition




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