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22 Squadron SAAF

Ut Mare Liberum Sit - That the Seas may be Free

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22 Squadron SAAF - (3 members)

22 Squadron was formed in Durban in 1942 as a Torpedo Bomber Recce Squadron. In 1944 the squadron was redeployed to Malta where it carried out anti submarine operations. in 1945 it was disbanded and then reformed in the Cape in 1954. In 1964 the squadron received Westland Wasp helicopters at AFB Ysterplaat. In 1990 the wasps were replaced by Alouette III helicopters and later Puma helicopters when 22 Squadron was amalgamated with 30 Squadron at the end of 1991. The Puma was replaced by the Oryx in 1994. The squadron used the Alouette III and Wasp in the Anti-Submarine Warfare/Search and Rescue roles. The squadron is considered the "maritime" helicopter squadron and provides helicopters, air and ground crews for deployments aboard Navy vessels. The squadron took delivery of the Super Lynx maritime helicopters in 2007 and these are operated from the SA Navy's Meko A200SAN class frigattes.

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