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.
Recent news items on 32 (The Royal) Squadron:
- BAE Systems wins contract to support RAF BAe 146s (2018-09-11)
- BAe 146 participates in RAF 100th anniversary flypast (2018-07-11)
- RAF BAe 146 painted in 100th anniversary colors (2018-05-12)
- Dispute over use of No.32 Squadron aircraft settled (2017-12-08)
- BAe 146 carrying Boris Johnson makes emergency landing (2016-07-18)