denmark Eskadrille 722

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Esk.722 : 722 Squadron
Royal Danish Air Force

1951 to present    





Helicopters

No.722 Sqn was formed January 8 1951 at Vaerlose with Spitfires, Oxfords and Harvards. It moved to Alborg AFB February 8, 2004 equipped with S-61A
Beginning in 1962, the first Alouette III arrived for the Navy as part of Esk.722, for operation from the Hvidbjornen class vessels. Towards the end of Apr 1977 (when the Danish Naval Helicopter Service was formed), these Alouette III transferred to the Navy.

The first EH-101 Merlin arrived in Oct 2005 as the unit transitioned from the S-61A, the last of which was retired in 2010.



This squadron rescued two American airman on 21 July 1981. They had ejected from an RF-4 Phantom over the Baltic Sea.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2004/    AalborgEKYT
1951/04VærløseEKVL

Models

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YearsModels
2005/    eh.101
1965/10S-61 H-3
1962/77SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III
1957/66S-55 H-19

Operations


DatesOperation
20-jun-0525-jun-05DE SAR meet 2005
18-may-9828-may-98 Co-Operative Jaguar 98


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