united kingdom 78 Squadron

Royal Air Force



1916 to 2014    







Photos of 78 Squadron Royal Air Force




Westland Wessex HU.5

XT463



30Mar93 RAF; 30 pictured as HC type with 78 Sqn on the ramp at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. Notice blue band for UN duty


Westland Wessex HU.5

XT463



30Mar93 RAF; 30 pictured as HC type with 78 Sqn on the ramp at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. Notice blue band for UN duty



Westland Sea King HAR.3

XZ599



26Apr91 pictured (pic2) as /S in grey cammo at Lydd Airport. One of a number of RAF Sea Kings painted Dark Sea Grey that rotated between the Falklands and various UK SAR flights and 78 Sqn; It was still painted in these colours until 2001 when it crashed at RAF St Mawgan. After rebuild it returned to the normal yellow scheme.


Westland Sea King HAR.3

XZ599



26Apr91 pictured (pic2) as /S in grey cammo at Lydd Airport. One of a number of RAF Sea Kings painted Dark Sea Grey that rotated between the Falklands and various UK SAR flights and 78 Sqn; It was still painted in these colours until 2001 when it crashed at RAF St Mawgan. After rebuild it returned to the normal yellow scheme.



AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3

ZJ126



31Jul14 pictured (pic2) with 78 Sq/K markings on std side in the static display at RNAS Culdrose


AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3

ZJ126



31Jul14 pictured (pic2) with 78 Sq/K markings on std side in the static display at RNAS Culdrose



AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.512

ZJ990



08Jul12 HC.3A type pictured (pic2) as 78 Sqn /AA at RIAT air show


AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.512

ZJ990



08Jul12 HC.3A type pictured (pic2) as 78 Sqn /AA at RIAT air show




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