Qatar Police Air Wing

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Not known
English Title:
Qatar Police Air Wing
Abbreviation:
QPAW
First Established:
1974
ICAO Code:
?
Country:
Qatar
Status:
Disbanded

History

Narrative Summary

A small Police Air Wing was established in 1974, to operate a few British-supplied helicopters. The AIr Wing was absorbed by the Air Force in 1983.

Key Dates

1974    Police Air Wing established.
1983    Air Wing absorbed into the Air Force.

Current Status

The Air Wing was absorbed into the Air Force in 1983.

Future Plans

Not applicable.

Markings

National Insignia

None appear to have been carried. No service titles or fin flash have been observed.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The Qatar Police serialling system comprised a one or two-figure number for each airframe, prefixed by the letter QP, e.g. QP-31.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Westland Gazelle 2 1974 1983 UK
Westland Lynx Mk.28 3 1977 1983 UK

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Not known.

Organisational Structure

Not applicable.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All helicopters were operated from an unknown base.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Not applicable.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

None known.

Websites

Qatar Aircraft

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