The British European Airways (B.E.A.) Helicopter Experimental Unit is formed

Tuesday, July 1, 1947 - Westland Airfield, Yeovil, UK, United Kingdom



The division was formed to develop the operational use of helicopters within the UK. A small fleet of three Sikorsky S-51 and two Bell 47 helicopters were used. Reginald Brie was head of the unit.

The unit was disbanded in Juy 1947 when B.E.A. Helicopters Ltd. was formed.

Source: "A History of British Rotorcraft 1866-1965", Compiled by R.A.C. Brie, August 1968, Westland Helicopters Limited, Page 47


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