60 squadron RAF was formed in 1916 and saw service in France then in the middle and far east until tasked highly classified surveillance cold war roles until 1992 . At this point it was issued with Westland Wessex helicopters but disbanded in 1997 with the name plate held by No1 Flying Training School. In 2020 1 FTS absorbed the Defence Helicopter Flying School and now delivers helicopter training with Airbus Juno 135 / 145 aircraft.
RAF AIR UK have raised a virtual 60 Squadron as their operational arm of their virtual No 1 FTS (helicopter training element) Currently there are 2 flights equipped with the venerable UH1H ‘Huey’ with 2 reserve flights for the Mi-17 and Helicopter scout role.
60 Squadron role-play in 3 distinct eras