united kingdom 7 squadron

Royal Air Force



1914 to present    





Helicopters

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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 AzraqOJ40
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
jan-54oct-54MY Operation Firedog

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