Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

History

The unit was formed in 2003 and disbanded on 1.9.2011, when its helicopters joined the National Security Operations Centre (NSOC).

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Sikorsky S-76 Spirit 1 2004 – 2011 SAUTT-1
Eurocopter AS-355F Ecureuil 2 1 2004 – 2011 SAUTT-2
WAC Aeros-40B SkyDragon 1 2005 – 2006 N818AC
Westinghouse Skyship 600 2 2005 – 2011 n/a
MBB Bo 105CBS 2 2010 – 2011 SAUTT-3, SAUTT-4


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Piarco IAP/Port of Spain/Trinidad 2005 – 2011


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

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

Other Sources

To be added.

Port Blair Chetak Flight

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

The Port Blair Chetak Flight was first activated aboard CGS Vivek on 12 October 1996, as the ship’s flight. On 9 October 1999, it went ashore and was renamed the Port Blair Chetak Flight. Other sources give 13 May 1996 as the date it became Port Blair Chetak Flight. The unit role is liaison/inshore SAR to the local area and visiting ICG ships.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Chetak 1 Oct 1996 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
CGS Vivek 12 Oct 1996 – 9 Oct 99
CGAE Port Blair, Andoman Islands 9 Oct 1999 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • tba

Other Sources

To be added.

Indian Coast Guard Extensive Flying Unit

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

The Indian Coast Guard Extensive Flying Unit (ICGEFU) was established in March 2002 to develop operational and training procedures for the introduction into regular service of the HAL Dhruv helicopter. It is presently operating from the premises of ICGAE (Goa). The Dhruv is capable of undertaking both coastal surveillance and SAR missions.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Dhruv 3 March 2002 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAE Goa (Dabolim) March 2002 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • To be added

Other Sources

To be added.

Transport Flight

of the Lebanese Air Force
 

Key Facts

Main Role: VIP Transport
Secondary Role:
First Formed: 1951

History

The Transport Flight was formed in 1951 to operate the Dove. The four SM.79Ls were added in 1953. A Shrike Commander was added in 1975, but later destroyed. The Dove was finally retired in 1993.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
de Havilland Dove 1 1 1951 – 1993  
SM.79L 4 1953 – 1965+  
Shrike Commander 1 1975 – 1982  

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
Rayak 1951 – 1993

More Information

References

  • To be added

Other Sources

To be added.

Communications Flight

of the Lebanese Air Force

History

The Communications Flight was formed in 1949 to operate the MB.308. Two Prentices were obtained from the Flying School in 1952 and used to supplement the MB.308. The latter was retired in 1966.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Prentice 2 1952 – 19??  
MB.308 1 1949 – 1966  

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
Rayak 1949 – 1966

More Information

References

  • To be added

Other Sources

To be added.