Soevaernets Helikopter Tjeneste
Danish Naval Aviation

History

A naval helicopter flight with three Alouette III helicopters was first established in 1962, under RDanAF control. Additional helicopters were obtained, bringing the total strength up to eight helicopters by the end of 1967. In 1971 the unit was recognised as a naval unit and named Soevaernets Flyvetjaeneste (SVF, Danish Naval Air Service). In 1980 the Lynx began to replace the Alouette IIIs, with the process being completed in 1982.

An upgrade programme launched in 1997 saw the original Lynx fleet gradually replaced by improved Super Lynx helicopters from 2000. In 2004, following a round of defence spending cuts, the SVF was renamed Soevaernets Helikopter Tjeneste (SHT) and moved to Karup.

In a further round of defence cuts the unit was disbanded on 31 December 2010 and transferred to the RDanAF as Eskadrille 723.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Alouette III 8 1962 – 1982  
Lynx Mk.80 8 1980 – 2004  
Lynx Mk.90 2 1987 – 2003  
Lynx Mk.23 1 1987 – 2004 (GI only)  
Super Lynx Mk.90B 8 2000 – 2010  


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Vaerlose 1962 – Dec 2003
Karup Jan 2004 – 2010


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • To be added.

Other Sources

To be added.

1. Flight
Jamaican Defence Force

History

1.Flight was formed in 1963 at Up Park Camp/Kingston, moved to Manley IAP/Kingston in 5.1981 and from a high of 10 fixed wing aircraft the unit today operates only one Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander as GIA for the Jamaica Military Aviation School.


Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Cessna 185 Skywagon 4 1963 – 1977 JDF A-1-4
DHC-6 Twin Otter 2 1967 – 1978 JDF T-1, JDF T-6
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander 2 1974 – Present JDF T-2, JDF T-5
Beech A100 King Air 1 1975 – 2003 JDF T-3
Beech B60 Duke 1 1975 – 1981 JDF T-4
Cessna 210 Centurion 2 1983 – 2011 JDF A-6, JDF A-7
Cessna 337G (O-2A) Skymaster 1 1983 – 1998 JDF T-7
Rockwell Commander 695A 1 2004 – 2006 JDF T-8


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Up Park Camp/Kingston 1963 – 1981
ManleyIAP/Kingston 1981 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • >Air International May 2001 p.314-317
  • Scramble 389, October 2011, p. 127-132

Other Sources

To be added.

2. Flight
Jamaican Defence Force

History

2.Flight was formed in 1963 and conducted all helicopters operations until 1999, when 3.Flight was activated to operate the Aerospatiale Ecureuil.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bell 47G Sioux 2 1963 – 1977 JDF H-1, H-2
Bell 206 JetRanger 7 1971 – 1998 JDF H-3-5,14-17
Bell 212 Twin Huey 3 1973 – 1998 JDF H-6-8
Bell 205A 4 1974 – 1975 JDF H-9-12
Bell 222UT Twin Huey 1 1986 – 1988 JDF H-18
Bell UH-1H Iroquois 4 1989 – 2002 JDF H-19-22
Bell 412 3 1998 – Present JDF H-23-25


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Up Park Camp/Kingston 1963 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Air International May 2001 p. 314-317
  • Scramble 389, October 2011, p.127-132

Other Sources

To be added.

3. Flight
Jamaican Defence Force

History

3.Flight was activated 1999 to operate the Aerospatiale Ecureuil. From 2007 the unit received the first of four Bell 407, which will replace the AS-355, which will be sold.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aerospatiale AS-355N Ecureuil 4 1999 – 2007 JDF H-26-29
Bell 407 4 2007 – Present JDF H-30-33


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Up Park Camp/Kingston 1999 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Air International May 2001 p. 314-317
  • Air Forces Monthly May 2007, p. 17

Other Sources

To be added.

Sección de Entrenamiento y Aviones Estafeta

of the Uruguayan Air Force

History

Attached to Base Aeronáutica No.1, the unit was formed in 3.1940 with one Tiger Moth and one Hanriot H-431.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Hanriot H-431 1 1936 – n/a E-10
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth 1 1939 – 1942 601


Unit Markings

Sección de Entrenamiento y Aviones Estafeta

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Cap. Boiso Lanza/Montevideo 1940 – 1947


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

1er Escuadrilla Aeronaval

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

No unit history known.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher 6 1942 – 1958 601-606
Grumman J4P-2 Widgeon 1 1943 – 1979 751


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aeronaval Isla Libertad/Montevideo 1942 – 1947
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1947 – n/a


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Helicopter Flight

of the Estonian Border Guard

History

The Helicopter Flight was formed in 1994 and is tasked with border patrol and Search-and-Rescue duties.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Mil Mi-8 Hip 4 1995 – Present ES-PNA/B/C/D
Schweizer 300C 1 1999 – Present ES-PSF
AgustaWestland AW139 3 2007 – Present ES-PWA/B/C


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Tallinn 1994 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Police Service – Air Support Unit
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

History

The unit was formed on 31.8.2011, when the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad & Tobago was disbanded.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Sikorsky S-76 Spirit 1 2011 – Present SAUTT-1
Eurocopter AS-355F Ecureuil 2 1 2011 – Present SAUTT-2
MBB Bo-105CBS 2 2011 – Present SAUTT-3, SAUTT-4
Westinghouse Skyship 600 2 2011 – Present n/a


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Piarco IAP/Port of Spain/Trinidad 2011 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Fixed Wing Flight
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

History

In early 1973 helicopters were purchased with the intention to operate them from the Chaguaramas Heliport. This resulted in the division of the Air Wing with the Fixed Wing Flight based at Piarco Airport, Port of Spain, and the helicopter unit based at Heliport Chaguaramas. The operations of the Rotary Wing Flight were transferred to civilian control in 1976 when it was renamed the Air Division of the Ministry of National Security.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Cessna 402 Utililiner 1 1972 – 1998 201


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Piarco IAP/Port of Spain/Trinidad 1973 – 1976


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/2003 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

National Helicopter Service Ltd
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

History

In early 1973 helicopters were purchased with the intention to operate them from the Camden Heliport/Chaguaramas. This resulted in the division of the Air Wing with the Fixed Wing Flight based at Piarco IAP/Port of Spain, and the helicopter unit based at Camden Heliport/Chaguaramas. The operations of the Rotary Wing Flight were transferred to civilian control in 1976 when it was renamed the Air Division of the Ministry of National Security. The Air Division of the Ministry of National Security became the National Helicopter Services Ltd in 1990 and obtained some Bo-105 helicopters in the following years.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
SNIAS SA-341G/H Gazelle 1/2 1973 – 1995 9Y-TFN,9Y-TFO,9Y-TGU
Sikorsky S-76 Spirit 3 1981 – Present 9Y-TGW, 9Y-TGX,9Y-TJW
MBB Bo-105CBS 3 1991 – Present 9Y-THP, 9Y-TIC, 9Y-TIW


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Camden Heliport/Chaguaramas/Trinidad 1973 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/2003 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.