The 121 Squadron Formed


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The 121 Squadron “Gannet” Squadron (renamed to “Brahminy Kite” in 1994) was formed with the commissioning of the Short Skyvan 3M. The primary role is to provide dedicated wide area maritime air surveillance for search and resource operations, aeromedical evacuations and the transportation of personnel.



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The Skyvan is a high wing twin-engined all-metal monoplane with a high semi-cantilever tailplane with twin rudders build by Short Brothers plc. The first flight of the Skyvan, the Skyvan 1, flew on January 1963. Short Brothers plc is an Irish aerospace company, usually referred to simply as Shorts, that is now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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