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22 Squadron and 230(R) Squadron

Aviation Photography RAF 22 Squadron The 22 Squadron headquarters is at RAF Valley, with three detachments at RAF Chivenor ('A' Flight), RAF Wattisham ('B' Flight) and RAF Valley ('C' Flight).

A former Shackleton and Nimrod unit 203 Squadron was reformed in October 1996, when the Sea King Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF St Mawgan was redesignated as a reserve unit. 203(R) Squadron relocated to RAF Valley in 2008 keeping its role as the Sea King OCU and share aircraft with 22 Squadron ('C' Flight).
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Aviation Photography RAF 22 Squadron
Sea King HAR.3 (ZE369 'S') of 22 Squadron 'C' Flight based at RAF Valley lowering a rescue medic to the ground high in the mountains.
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Left to right: Sea King HAR.3 (ZE369 'S') of 22 Squadron 'C' Flight based at RAF Valley operating high in the Snowdonia Rotary - Mountain Flying Training Area (MFTA).
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'C' Flight Sea King HAR.3 during a mountain rescue helicopter training exercise in Snowdonia consisted of the Sea King approaching the designated landing zone, winching up a small team followed by a flight around the local area ending with a drop off using the winch. This routine was repeated four times before the Sea King departed.
Left to right: Sea King HAR.3 (ZA105 'Q') of 22 Squadron 'C' Flight based at RAF Valley in Snowdonia in October 2012.
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Left to right: Sea King HAR.3 (ZA105 'Q') of 22 Squadron 'C' Flight based at RAF Valley in Snowdonia in October 2012.
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Sea King HAR.3A (ZH543 'X') of 22 Squadron 'B' Flight departing for RAF Wattisham at the end of the Northolt photo shoot in March 2009.
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Left to right: Sea King HAR.3A (ZH543 'X') of 22 Squadron 'B' Flight based at RAF Wattisham.
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Left to right: Sea King HAR.3As (ZH542 and ZH545 'Z') 'A' Flight at RMB Chivenor in July 2008.
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Westland Sea King HAR.3 (XZ595 'K') of 'C' Flight 22 Squadron based at RAF Valley.
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Left to right: Sea King HAR.3 (XZ595 'K') of 22 Squadron 'C' Flight based at RAF Valley visiting RAF Northolt in October 2011. It is inscribed '1941-2011 RAF SAR 70' and '70 years of life saving'.
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Left to right: Sea King HAR.3A (ZH545 'Z') and Sea King HAR.3 (XZ596).
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Sea King HAR.3 (XZ599 'P') of 22 Squadron 'C' Flight based at RAF Valley in June 2014.