Formed 4 Jul 1960 at RAF Odiham to introduce the Belvedere into service but using pre-production models. A short lived unit, it disbanded on 15 Sep 1961, still at Odiham, to form the core of 66 Squadron, which was then equipping with full HC.1 production standard airframes.
Belvedere Trials Unit List of helicopters
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|13348||Type 192 Belvedere||1960|| XG453 : handed over to Belvedere Trials Unit ( BTU ) at Oldmixon on 13 Oct 1960; r+ |
|13349||Type 192 Belvedere||1960|| XG454 : 7th pre-production airframe; handed over to Belvedere Trials Unit ( BTU ) + |
|13351||Type 192 Belvedere||1960|| XG456 : handed over to Belvedere Trials Unit ( BTU ) at Oldmixon on 13 Oct 1960; r+ |
|13352||Type 192 Belvedere||1961|| XG457 : 1st fully production equipped Belvedere HC.1. to Belvedere Trials Unit ( B+ |