Joint Helicopter Support Squadron
|Joint Helicopter Support Squadron|
|Branch|| British Army|
Royal Air Force
|Type||Joint service unit|
|Part of||Joint Helicopter Command|
|Home station||RAF Benson|
|Motto(s)||Together we deliver|
The unit was formed in July 1982 as the Joint Helicopter Support Unit (JHSU) at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, following the introduction of the Boeing Chinook HC.1 Helicopter. Personnel were drawn from the Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) and Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) (both now amalgamated into the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC)) plus the Royal Corps of Signals and the Royal Air Force (RAF).
In September 2009, the unit became the Joint Helicopter Support Squadron (JHSS) following its merger with the RAF's Mobile Air Operations Team (RAF MAOT).
During 2016 the squadron moved from RAF Odiham to RAF Benson in Oxfordshire.
Role and operationsEdit
The unit is tasked with providing a ground support capability to the RAF's support helicopter force, including specialist skills in under-slung load operations and preparation of landing sites.
- Joint Helicopter Support Unit homepage
- Website for JHSU(G) and extracts from the famous quote book*"The JHSU (G) Quote Book". Retrieved 12 March 2019.
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