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The following Sioux helicopters left Malta for the UK in Shorts Belfast in early 1975. All three were in the markings of No. 41 Commando group.


AIRCRAFT SERIAL HISTORY NOTES
W. Sioux AH.1 XT168/E To D-HICE, privately owned Bremgarten, based at Karlstadt 2011.  
W. Sioux AH.1 XT170/P To G-BHBU, to EC-DLK Spain.  
W. Sioux AH.1 XT514/W To Germany D-HAFN, to D-HAFW, to D-HAFB.  
        
 

Three Royal Marines Westland Gazelle AH.1s were stationed at St. George’s Barracks. These left Malta in mid-April 1977 on board RFA Sir Percival.


AIRCRAFT SERIAL HISTORY NOTES
Westland Gazelle AH.1 XX377/E f/f 26/09/1974, d/d 08/10/1974, w/o 06/06/1982, when the aircraft was hit by a missile from a British ship while near the summit of Mount Pleasant. All four crew were killed. The identification system had been switched off as it was interfering with the Army’s weapons systems. The ships crew had considered it to be an emey aircraft.  
Westland Gazelle AH.1 XX381/F f/f 12/11/1974, d/d 04/12/1974. To shawbury for storage, 17.05.05 to GDSH Middle Wallop, 06.01.10 for reduction to spares and produce. To Welbeck College 30.11.10 for display.  
Westland Gazelle AH.1 XX383/G f/f 29/11/1974, d/d 19/12/1974, to Shawbury for storage, 16.04.06, sold 15.01.10 to Whtham Special Vehicles, Colsterworth, Lincs, transported out 05.10 to Stapleford Tawney.  
        
 
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