Dover Surveillance Unit
H.M. Coastguard


Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Maritime Patrol
Secondary Role: Search and Rescue
First Formed: 1998
Parent Unit: HMCG HQ
Current Status: Disbanded


One fixed-wing aircraft based in Kent, to patrol the Dover Straits on behalf of Dover Coastguard. Carries air-droppable life-rafts, marine radios, law-enforcement evidence-gathering equipment etc. The Islander was operated by Atlantic Aviation Ltd and retired in 2007, apparently without replacement.

Subordinate Units



Type Qty Service Example Serials
BN-2 Islander 1 1998 – 2007 G-BCEN

Unit Markings



Main Bases

Base Duration
Manston, Kent 1998 – mid 2005
Lydd, Kent mid 2005 – 2007


None at present.

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Other Sources

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