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  • united kingdom 7 Squadron

    Royal Air Force



    1914 to present    







    raf 7 squadron

    7 Squadron
    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.
    Deployed 8x CH-47 to Jordan during Operation Telic.


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    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



    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    2003JO Al AzraqOJMS
    2002/??AF BagramOAIX
    1991SA King Khaled Air BaseOERY
    1990/91SA Ras-al-Ghar
    1982/    RAF OdihamEGVO


    Models

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    YearsModels
    2014/    CH-47F Chinook
    1993/    414 - H-47D Chinook
    1982/94CH-47C Chinook






    Operations


    DatesOperation
    08-feb-0328-feb-03IQ Operation Telic
    may-00jun-00SL Operation Palliser
    21-mar-9220-dec-95BA UNPROFOR
    nov-90mar-91IQ Operation Desert Shield/Storm
    sep-83feb-84LB Operation Offcut
    jan-54oct-54MY Operation Firedog


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