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No 7 Helicopter Squadron marks 27 years

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The No 7 Helicopter Squadron, also known as the “Cradle of Helicopter Pilots”, located at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda asserts a glamorous history from 1994 to date, by rendering 27 years of dedicated service to the nation. 

The Squadron was initially established as the No 401 Squadron on 23 September 1994 comprising Bell 212 and Bell 206 Helicopters and was re-designated as the No 7 Squadron on 23 March 1996. The undeniable role played by the Squadron was able to contribute to many victories throughout the war. Further, it keeps on assisting the nation with its aircraft fleet in hours of need. In recognition of the services provided to the nation, the Squadron was awarded the Presidential Colour on 02 March 2019.

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  • Kukula Friday, 24 September 2021 12:33 AM

    Congrats

    Nilakshan Perera Friday, 24 September 2021 03:09 AM

    Brave sons, not forgetting those who made supreme sacrifices Bravo

    Francis Kurukulasuriya Friday, 24 September 2021 04:02 AM

    As a resident of Hingurakgoda since 1943 to 1978 I am proud of the SLAF helicopter squadron and other military engagements conducted from Hingurakgoda. At present I live in Melbourne, Australia, but my heart is in Sri Lanka and Hingurakgoda. Congratulations to the helicopter squadron.

    Steve Friday, 24 September 2021 06:53 AM

    That picture with the torn national flag is one of their stock photos?


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