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.
|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|
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|Vaerlose||1962 – Dec 2003|
|Karup||Jan 2004 – 2010|
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