1. Flight
Jamaican Defence Force

 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: Eagle
Main Role: Patrol
Secondary Role: SAR
First Formed: 1963
Parent Unit: Defence Force HQ
Current Status: Active

History

1.Flight was formed in 1963 at Up Park Camp/Kingston, moved to Manley IAP/Kingston in 5.1981 and from a high of 10 fixed wing aircraft the unit today operates only one Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander as GIA for the Jamaica Military Aviation School.


Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Cessna 185 Skywagon 4 1963 – 1977 JDF A-1-4
DHC-6 Twin Otter 2 1967 – 1978 JDF T-1, JDF T-6
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander 2 1974 – Present JDF T-2, JDF T-5
Beech A100 King Air 1 1975 – 2003 JDF T-3
Beech B60 Duke 1 1975 – 1981 JDF T-4
Cessna 210 Centurion 2 1983 – 2011 JDF A-6, JDF A-7
Cessna 337G (O-2A) Skymaster 1 1983 – 1998 JDF T-7
Rockwell Commander 695A 1 2004 – 2006 JDF T-8


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Up Park Camp/Kingston 1963 – 1981
ManleyIAP/Kingston 1981 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • >Air International May 2001 p.314-317
  • Scramble 389, October 2011, p. 127-132

Other Sources

To be added.

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