Originally formed on 1 May 1914 and saw bombing service in World War I and II. Formed and disbanded several times since, relinquishing its target-towing Canberra TT.18s at RAF St.Mawgan before it reformed as a rotary wing unit in Sep 1982 at RAF Odiham, operating the Chinook. It converted to the Chinook HC.2 between 1993 and 1994. 7 Squadron is committed to the UKs Joint Helicopter Command and has a specific role in the support of specialist units, from Apr 2001 as part of JSFAW, with 657 Sq AAC and 8 Flt AAC.
News of 7 squadron
Chinook First Time On HMS Queen Elizabeth Hangar, 08-Feb-18 : A Chinook has been stowed in the hangar of a British aircraft carrier for the first time. The Royal Air Force 7 Squadron CH-47 fit on new HMS Queen Elizabeth’ hangar without need to fold the rotors
160th SOAR Trains with British Royal Air Force, 13-Jul-15 : US Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR) and the British Royal Air Force (RAF) 7th Squadron Chinook HC.6 conducted a bilateral training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
|1991||King Khaled Air Base||OERY|
|nov-90||mar-91||Operation Desert Shield/Storm|