BAe 146 marks No.32 Squadron centenary


32 Squadron BAe 146-100 ZE700

32 Squadron BAe 146-100 ZE700 displays her 100th anniversary markings (Thomas Howe)

To mark the centenary of No.32 (The Royal) Squadron, BAe 146 CC2 ZE700 (msn E1021) has had the unit’s crest painted on the tail, together with the inscription “1916-2016”. The Squadron began operations in 1916 using Airco DH2s — one of the very first designs by Geoffrey de Havilland. The four 146s that 32 Squadron currently operates are among the very last to be designed by the company he started (although, by then, it had been absorbed into Hawker Siddeley, and then into British Aerospace). On 20 January, she took Prime Minister David Cameron to Zürich for the Davos World Economic Forum.

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