The Squadron came into being in 1970 following the deal
with Royal Navy for the acquisition of two Whitby Class
Frigates. The A/C was to be operated from ship’s deck in
limited ASW roles i.e with MAD and MK 44 torpedoes.
Later the Whitby class frigates deal was scraped
however; the deal to procure Alouette helicopter from
France was retained. The Squadron was formed in 1977
with four SA-319 Alouette aircraft. Initially four
pilots were trained in France. In 1982 two more Alouette
a/c with radar and in 2008 two Alouette a/c with
upgraded instruments and avionics were added to the
inventory of the Squadron. Presently Squadron has a
total of 7 aircrafts in its inventory.