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  • united kingdom 72 Squadron

    Royal Air Force



    1917 to present    








    72 Squadron List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    13344 Type 192 Belvedere 1959 XG449 : RAF 72 Sqdn; went to 66 sqdn; broken up 1969 Seletar
    13357 Type 192 Belvedere 1961 XG462 : dd Sep 1961 as 66Sq/H. To 72Sq/H by Nov 1961. Mid air rear engine fire nea+
    13360 Type 192 Belvedere 1961 XG465 : 30 Jul 1962 crashed near Warendorf, after rotor struck fuselage following +
    13362 Type 192 Belvedere 1962 XG467 : 72 Sq; 26 Sq; 66 Sq
    13203 Sycamore 4 1955 XG506 : 275 Sq; 118 Sq; 225 Sq; 118 Sq; 72 Sq; Metropolitan Communications Sq; HD+
    13384 Sycamore 4 1956 XG544 : Built at Filton, dd 14 Dec 1956; 275 Sq Feb 1957; 72 Sq Oct 1961
    - XG544 : Flew into Barton Pines on 11 Aug 1972 as one of founding exhibits at the T+
    : to Tremar by , still 1994. Sold c Nov 2000.
    : If you think you saw this flying in the 1990s, it will very likely have be+
    wa122 hc.2 1963 XR497 : RAF d/d 28feb63; SAR duty at RAF Valley with 202 Sq by 1977; 22 Sq by Au+
    F : visited Vokel
    F : visited Middle Wallop
    Uruguayan Air Force 076 : FAU d/d 20jun02; ex RAF XR497; in service with EA5
    : Pictured (bot) in Uruguay during firefighting duties, very good machine!
    : displayed inside at the Museo Aeronautica, Montevideo
    wa123 hc.2 1963 XR498 : May69 as 72Sqn /M participated in Daily Mail Trans Atlantic Air Race
    : 1970 as 72Sqn /AM at Farnborough Airshow
    : 1999 72Sqn /X
    wa124 hc.2 1963 XR499 : 72Sqn / AW at Farnborough air show 1972
    : RAF; 1995 72Sqn./W
    wa125 hc.2 1963 XR500 : Wessex Training Unit; 72 Sq
    wa131 hc.2 1963 XR506 : ff 30 Oct 1963; dd 23 Dec 1963; 18 Sq/H by Jun 1968 still by Feb 1970; 72 +
    : 72Sqn./V
    - : Jan13 pictured on sale on ebay by jetartaviation.co.uk
    wa134 hc.2 1963 XR509 : ff 13 Dec 1963, dd 6 Jan 1964 . 18 Sq/N by Apr 1965 still Jun 1968. w/o 16+
    wa136 hc.2 1963 XR511 : After return to the RAF from Oman in Nov 1974, 72 Sq/AL by 1973 still Sep +
    : RAF; 24+25jul99 72Sqn./L Lady Linlithgen. Fairford air show
    Royal Air Force of Oman XR511 : seconded to Sultan of Oman Air Force as XR511, unk; rtnd RAF as XR511, unk+
    - XR511 : 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse
    : stored at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa139 hc.2 1964 XR517 : ff 22 Jan 1964, dd 3 Feb 1964. /G by Jun 1968; 72 Sq / AN by Sep 1972 sti+
    : 72 Sq / AN by Sep 1972, at Farnborough
    : 9 Dec 1983 one of 4 Wessex HC.2 from 72 Sq involved in rescue of passenger+
    : 72 Sq / N by May 1984 still 1987
    : ex 72 Sq / N. Arrived at Ulster Aviation Society museum Langford Lodge on +
    Everett Aero XR517 : Sold to R Everett, Sproughton by Sep 1998, pres. Shoreham by Dec 2001. To +
    wa142 hc.2 1964 XR520 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AB
    : 72 Sq/B by 1965 still Jun 1968; 72 Sq/AB by Aug 1970 still Sep 1980; 22 Sq+
    wa143 hc.2 1963 XR521 : Flew her a lot on 72Sqn between joining 02jun69 and 10dec69 (Det Northern +
    Uruguayan Navy 082 : To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    wa145 hc.2 1964 XR523 : dd 28 Jul 1964, 72 Sq/E by Sep 1968 still Jul 1969, 72 Sq/AE by Sep 1970
    : RAF - noted on display at SBAC Farnborough Airshow Sep68 coded E with 72Sq+
    : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AE
    AM : At Bassingbourn Air Show 1978
    : 72Sq/AM by May 1978, 72Sq/AR by Aug 1978, 72 Sq/M by May 1984 still Jul 1+
    wa146 hc.2 1964 XR524 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AF
    - XR524 : RAF - noted at SBAC Farnborough Airshow Sep68 as 72Sqn coded F
    wa147 hc.2 1964 XR525 : 72Sq by Aug 1964; loaned to Sultan of Oman Air Force by Mar 1974 until Dec+
    wa148 hc.2 1964 XR526 : ff 24 Aug 1964, dd 23 Sep 1964. w/o 27 May 1970 with 72 Sq, to RAF Odiham +
    - XR526 : to Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare by Sep 1999
    : Sep12 appears to have been rebuilt and now on display at the Helicopter Mu+
    : 22 Sep 2018 in open storage outside Helicopter Museum minus tail boom and +
    wa150 hc.2 1964 XR528 : 28 Sq/A by Dec 1982 still Mar 1987; RAF Benson by Mar 1988; 72 Sq/T by M+
    - XR528 : preserved at Moravia, Kinloss, museum by Aug17
    : 28aug17 at Morayvia, Kinloss, Scotland for display after renovation
    wa151 hc.2 1964 XR529 : 72Sq /E, noted visting Manadon on 23 Nov 1982
    wa197 hc.2 1965 XS678 : 72 Sq/K by Jun still Sep .
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS678 : w/o 19mar76 with ETPS; front fuselage to Hawker de Havilland, Australia fo+
    Royal Air Force of Oman XS678 : seconded to Sultan of Oman Air Force as XS678, unk
    wa528 hc.2 1966 XT601 : ff 13 Mar 1966, dd 18 Jun 1966; Khormaksar SAR Flt 1966; Muharraq SAR Flt +
    wa530 hc.2 1966 XT603 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AD
    Uruguayan Navy 085 : To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    wa533 hc.2 1966 XT606 : 72 Sq/O by Nov 1966 still Jun 1968. 84 Sq A Flt/Diamonds by May 1984, to 2+
    - XT606 : 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse
    : at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa534 hc.2 1966 XT607 : 72 Sq/P by Jun 1968, 72 Sq/AP by Sep 1976, 72 Sq/P (still) by May 1984
    : w/o 13 Jan 1988 with 72 Sq when force-landed near hospital at Crawfordsbur+
    : 20jun93 pictured as P/ 72 Sqn at RAF Cosford Airshow
    wa536 hc.2 1966 XT668 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AS
    : 12 May 1989, 72 Sq / S at RAF Wyton Air Show.
    Uruguayan Air Force 078 : FAU d/d 2003; ex RAF XT668
    wa537 hc.2 1966 XT669 : 72 Sq/T by Jun 1968, 72 Sq/AT by Sep 1974, 72 Sq/T(?) still May 1984.
    : hit radio mast at Forkhill OP on 25 Oct 1985, while with 72 Sq
    wa538 hc.2 1966 XT670 : 72Sqn /AU pictured at RAF Coltishall
    wa539 hc.2 1966 XT671 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AW
    wa540 hc.2 1966 XT672 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AW
    : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AX
    - XT672 : sold to a private group near Yeovil UK and being restored by Mar18
    wa541 hc.2 1966 XT673 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AY
    Uruguayan Air Force 074 : FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT673
    wa543 hc.2 1966 XT675 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA543, f/f: 24/01/1967; del Royal Air Force as X+
    AR : At Bassingbourn Air Show 1978
    Uruguayan Air Force 073 : FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT675
    wa544 hc.2 1966 XT676 : HC.2 72 Sq / I, visited RAF Shawbury on 8 Jul 1999
    Uruguayan Air Force 079 : FAU d/d 2003; ex RAF XT676
    wa614 hc.2 1967 XV719 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AA
    AA : At Bassingbourn Air Show 1978
    : w/o 27 Apr 1990 with 72 Sq, whilst manoeuvring at Bishops Court
    wa616 hc.2 1967 XV721 : as 72Sqn /AK at Farnborough Airshow 1970
    : 72Sqn /AK at Farnborough air show 1972
    : 24+25jul99 as 72Sqn /H at Fairford air show
    Uruguayan Air Force 080 : FAU d/d 2003, ex RAF XV721
    wa617 hc.2 1967 XV722 : 1968 d/d to 72Sqn at RAF Acklington, Northumberland
    wa618 hc.2 1968 XV723 : 14may95 pictured as /Q 72 Sqd at North Weald Air Show
    : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AQ
    Uruguayan Air Force 077 : FAU d/d 2002; ex RAF XV723
    wa620 hc.2 1968 XV725 : f/f 13 Mar 1968, d/d 3 Apr 1968 as HC.2. /A by Jun 1968. 72Sq/AC by Sep 1+
    : RAF type:HC.2; 1983 72Sqn./C
    : 72Sqn./C at Skrydstrup Airshow
    wa623 hc.2 1968 XV728 : f/f 25 Apr 1968, d/d 10 May 1968 to RAF. To 18 Sq, to CFS, to 2FTS by 1981+
    Newark (Notts & Lincs) Air Museum XV728 : Sold Jun 1998 from DARA Fleetlands to Newark Air Museum and arrived by ro+
    1042 sa330e 1970 XW199 : d/d 29 Jan 1971 240 OCU?/CY by Sep 1973; 230 Sq/DU by May 1984 still 1992;+
    1111 sa330e 1971 XW212 : 72Sq/AA by 1999; 230Sq by 2005; at Yeovilton Air Day 17 Sep 2005 still 23+




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