Preserved Squirrels

Because the Squirrel has only recently been retired (December 2017),  images of those that have been preserved are not all available.  The FAAAA has contacted the museums to which they have been sent and more information will be provided on this page as it becomes available.  For the record, the following aircraft have been preserved:

N22-001 – RAAF Museum,  Point Cook. 

N22-015 –  The Fleet Air Arm Museum,  Nowra.

N22-017 – The Australian War Memorial.

N22-018 – To serve as “Gate Guard”,  HMAS Albatross.

N22-019 – Army Aviation Museum, Oakey.


N22-001

Left:  The RAAF Museum Collections Manager Emily Constantine, joins Air Commodore Glen Braz and Commander Air Force Training Group, Air Commodore Geoffrey Harland to receive the logbook of AS350BA Squirrel helicopter N22-801 from Lieutenant Commander Alex Binns (rear centre).  The aircraft is destined for the RAAF Museum at Point Cook in its original paint scheme. 

A22-001 (801) was amongst the first five Squirrel aircraft delivered to No 5 Squadron at RAAF Base Fairbairn on a No 33 Squadron Boeing 707 back in 1984. In 1990 it transferred to ADF Helicopter School before undertaking service with Navy.  You can see a brief history of this aircraft, and all other Squirrels, here.  (RAN image).