united kingdom SAR Training Unit

Royal Air Force


SARTU :

Part of Defence Helicopter Flying School UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)



1962 to 2016    




SAR Training Unit
Reformed at RAF Valley in 1979 with 6 Wessex HC.2, until Mar 1997 when its Wessex were handed back to Fleetlands, in preparation for the unit becoming part of the Defence Helicopter Flying School. Disbanded Apr 2016 by being re-numbered as 202(R) Sq.


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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1962/    RAF ValleyEGOV




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YearsModels
1998/    412
1963/97Wessex




SARTU List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa367 har10 1962 XP351 : 22 Sq May 1973 to Sep 1976, SARTU on 2 Nov 1976 until Feb 1979, 2 FTS Feb +
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XP351 : to MoD(PE) 30 Nov 1972 for trials until May 1973.
wa146 hc.2 1964 XR524 : 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq
- XR524 : RAF - noted at SBAC Farnborough Airshow Sep68 as 72Sqn coded F
wa121 hc.2 1962 XR588 : Conversion to HAR.2 Standard; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22+
Westland XR588 : First Wessex prototype built as a HC.2 (XM299 was a conversion from HAS.1)+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XR588 : A&AEE
wa531 hc.2 1966 XT604 : ff 7 Jul 1966, dd 2 Aug 1966 to RAF. Wessex HAR.2; Khormaksar SAR Flt Nov +
- XT604 : To Air & Ground Aviation (Staffordshire). Acquired by M Lindsey 2002 a+
: preserved at East Midlands Aeropark
36125 412ep 1996 ZJ239 : RAF Griffin HT.1 Jan97-2018; 24+25jul99 SARTU./R Fairford air show
: SARTU / R by Oct99
FB Heliservices G-BXFH : FB Leasing/Bristow Apr97, test serial N6282C
: FB Leasing Ltd from Nov18
36163 412ep 1997 ZJ240 : SARTU / U by Oct 1999
: 29jul07 SARTU / U at Weston-super-Mare Helidays 2007
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GAIE : Bell Canada 1997
FB Heliservices G-BXIR : FB Leasing/Bristow Jun/Oct 1997
: FB Heliservices Ltd from Nov18
36164 412ep 1997 ZJ241 : SARTU / L by Oct99
FB Heliservices G-BXIS : Bristow Jun/Nov 1997
36095 412ep 1994 ZJ242 : 20jul11 pictured as /E of SARTU at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
SACSA XA-SYM : SACSA 1995-1996, test serial N2291Q, C-GFNY
Bell Helicopter N2291Q : rtn to Bell Oct96-Mar97
FB Heliservices G-BXDK : FBS Ltd/Bristow Mar/Dec 1997
: FB Heliservices Ltd from Apr18
36296 412ep 2002 ZJ703 : Jan13 SARTU./3
Bristow G-CBST : Bristow Jun/Nov 2002
FB Heliservices G-CBST : FB Leasing Nov02-Jun03, for RAF



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