National Security Operations Centre
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

History

The unit was formed on 1.9.2011 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 MNS-1
Eurocopter AS-355F Ecureuil 2 1 2011 – Present MNS-2
MBB Bo 105CBS 2 2011 – Present MNS-3, MNS-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.

Historical Order of Battle for 2010
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

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Unit Type Base
  Air Guard Chaguaramas/Airways Road/Trinidad
Air Guard C-26A, PA-31, Cessna 310 Port of Spain/Piarco IAP/Trinidad
Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad & Tobago S-76A, Ecureuil, Sky Dragon Port of Spain/Piarco IAP/Trinidad
National Helicopter Services S-76A, Bo-105 Camden Heliport/Chaguaramas/Trinidad

 

Camden Airfield

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: ?

Operator Identity Code:
Not applicable.

Location

Country Region Sub-Region
Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: Manama – airfield is 11 miles (18 km) south.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. N 10 25′ 34.67″ E 61 26′ 22.92″
Decimal N 10.426300° E 61.439701°

Elevation: 23 m/75 ft

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History

Name Changes

Airfield name 1987 – Present

Narrative Summary

General narrative history of the airfield. The helicopters of the National Helicopter Services Ltd are based at the Camden Heliport.

Key Dates

date 1    Work starts on constructing airfield
date 2    Formal opening of the airfield
date 3    First aircraft arrives

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
??/?? ? 1500 ? 120 Turf/Gravel

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Unit Operator Arrived Departed Activity
NHS TTDF 19?? Current Various

Based Civilian Operators

Not applicable.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added.

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

wikipedia: Camden Airstrip

Pilot Information

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Piarco International Airport

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

Operator Identity Code:
Not applicable.

Location

Country Region Sub-Region
Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: Manama – airfield is 11 miles (18 km) south.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. N 10 36′ 7.52″ E 61 20′ 21.88″
Decimal N 10.6020889° E 61.3394127°

Elevation: 41 m/136 ft

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History

Name Changes

Airfield name 1987 – Present

Narrative Summary

General narrative history of the airfield. The Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard is based at the Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain.

Key Dates

date 1    Work starts on constructing airfield
date 2    Formal opening of the airfield
date 3    First aircraft arrives

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
10/28 3200 10500 46 150 Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Unit Operator Arrived Departed Activity
Air Guard TTDF 19?? Current Various

Based Civilian Operators

Not applicable.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added.

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

Official Airport Website

wikipedia: Piarco International Airport

Pilot Information

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Crown Point International Airport

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

Operator Identity Code:
Not applicable.

Location

Country Region Sub-Region
Trinidad & Tobago Tobago

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: Manama – airfield is 11 miles (18 km) south.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. N 11 9′ 1.05″ E 60 49′ 57.31″
Decimal N 11.1502924° E 60.8325882°

Elevation: 11 m/36 ft

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History

Name Changes

Airfield name 1987 – Present

Narrative Summary

General narrative history of the airfield. Crown Point International Airport in Scarborough is often used for detachments of the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard.

Key Dates

date 1    Work starts on constructing airfield
date 2    Formal opening of the airfield
date 3    First aircraft arrives

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
11/29 2744 9002 48 159 Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Unit Operator Arrived Departed Activity
Air Guard TTDF 19?? Current Various

Based Civilian Operators

Not applicable.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added.

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

Official Airport Website

wikipedia: Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airpor

Pilot Information

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

National Markings
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Trinidad & Tobago Air Force since its formation:



                                  
                 Main Marking              Fuselage Flash

1966-Present
The main marking is displayed in 2 positions on the fuselage sides of aircraft. The serial number is displayed on the tailfin. The fuselage flash is displayed diagonally over the fuselage. The helicopters have "NATIONAL SECURITY" written on the fuselage and the civilian registration number applied on the fuselage.

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.

Air Guard
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

History

The Air Wing of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Coast Guard was formed in 1966 with a Cessna 337. 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. In 1977 the Air Wing became a separate branch of the TTDF. The Air Wing was renamed Air Guard on 1.8.2005.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Cessna 337 (O-2A) Skymaster 1 1966 – 1972 TTDF-1(1)
Cessna 402 Utililiner 1 1972 – 1998 201
SNIAS SA-341G/H Gazelle 1/2 1973 – 1995 9Y-TFN,9Y-TFO,9Y-TGU
Cessna 310 1 1985 – n/a 202
Cessna 172 Skyhawk 1 1991 – 1998 9Y-TES
Piper PA-31 Navajo 2 2000 – 2010 203, 204
Swearingen C-26B Metroliner 2 2000 – Present 215, 216
AgustaWestland AW139 4 2011 – Present 9Y-AG311, 9Y-AG312
9Y-AG313, 9Y-AG314


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Crown Point IAP/Scarborough/Tobago 1966 – 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.