The Alouette was the first modern helicopter to be delivered to the South African Air Force. It served in mainly liaison and command roles, as well as mountain rescue and search and recovery. It was used in the Border War in the 1970s and 1980s. The example on view at the museum was allocated to 22 Squadron and based at AFB Ysterplaat in Cape Town.
The museum welcomes its newest attraction and looks forward to researching its history. The museum is grateful to the South African Air Force for the donation and to Jumbo Machine Moving Pty Ltd for their kind assistance in transporting the helicopter to the museum's premises.
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