united kingdom Belvedere Trials Unit

Royal Air Force



1960 to 1961    




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.


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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1960/61RAF OdihamEGVO




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1960/61Type 192 Belvedere





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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn 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+