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1564 (Tactical Support) Flight UK Royal Air Force - 83 to 16
78 Squadron UK Royal Air Force - 87 to 07

News of BFSAI


AAR 10-year SAR contract in Falklands/Malvinas, 19-Jan-15 : AAR Corp and BIH gets 10-year UK Ministry of Defence Search and Rescue and Support contract for the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with AW189 and S-61 helicopters from April 2016 valued $275 million



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
RAF Mount PleasantEGYP
SH WideawakeFHAW



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In this unit


Dates
2011-jun-23UKHMS Protector(A173)to replace the damaged HMS Endurance as Antarctic & Ice Patrol Ship. Leased from GC Rieber Shipping for an initial period of three years, with an option to extend lease for further 2 years.
2007-aug-20UKHMS Clyde(P257)departed HMNB Portsmouth to become Falkland Islands Patrol ship, relieving HMS Dumbarton Castle, and replacing the Castle class vessels in this role.
1992-decUKHMS Endurance (1992)(A171)

BFSAI List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
UK Royal Air Force
wa 859 har.3 1978 XZ593 : at Mount Pleasant. Donated to the Falkland Islands Museum and National T+
wa 949 har.3 ZE370 : at Mount Pleasant
UK British International Helicopters
61-269 S-61N 1965 G-ATBJ : in the Falkland Islands with Brintel. Working under contract for the MOD m+
89004 aw189 2015 G-FSAR ORCA1 :
89003 aw189 2015 G-SAAR :



Operations


DatesOperation
14-jun-82 Atlantic Patrol Task (South)