Formed in 1975 at PN Base Mehran (OPSF) on the Arabian Sea, near Karachi. The unit, known as the Sharks, received its first Sea King Mk45s between Oct 1975 and Nov 1977 by sea after being crated at RNAY Wroughton in the UK. Several of the early aircraft had been used by Pakistani crews in the Sea King Foreign Training Unit at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, UK for the Operational and Advanced Training courses run between late 1974 and early 1975.
|1975/||PNS Mehran / Sharea Faisal||OPSF|
Construction Numbers (Not all in this unit)
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|wa1010||har.3a|| -: 01nov17 ZH544 flew for the first time in 2 1/2 years after a D1 minor pack+ || ZH544: RAF in 2007 22Sqn. C Flt. |
ZH544: 30aug10 pictured (top) at Bude Lifeboat Day
ZH544: 24jul13 pictured (bot) as 22 Sqn Sierra 170 at RNAS Culdrose
ZH544: retired from RAF service, to Gosport 26 Nov 2015.
?: acquired for sacrifical spares for RNoAF Mk.43 fleet ?
- ZH544: Jul17, Although it was reported at the time of its retirement this aircraft was destined for Norway,...
ZH544: HAR.3A 22 Sq A Flt by Jul 1999
ZH544: 22 Sq A Flt by Aug 1999
|wa 797||mk45||1974|| 4510: 111 sqd, test serial GG-BNCV |
|wa 798||mk45||1974|| 4511: to 111 sqd, test serial G-BNCU |
|wa 799||mk45||1974|| 4512: to 111 sqd, test serial G-17-23 |
|wa 800||mk45||1974|| 4513: To 111 Sq. w/o 8 Feb 1986. Replaced by Mk45A 4516 in Jan 1989. |
4513: UK test serial G-17-24
|wa 801||mk45||1974|| 4514: to 111 sqd, test serial G-BCNW |
|wa 802||mk45||1974|| 4515: to 111 sqd, test serial G-17-266 |
|wa 959||has.5||1986|| 4516: Mk.45A; to 111 sqd jan1989. ex RN Has.5 ZE421 || ZE421: RN HAS.5; to ZG935 Westland; 1989 Pakistan as Mk.45A 4516 |