4 Alouette III, which served in the Danish Navy 1962-1982
When the first Sud Aviation S. E. 3160 Alouette III helicopter was received in 1962 the acquisition meant that a Naval Air Service was established as a unit in the Royal Danish Air Force Squadron 722, for service on the new build offshore patrol vessels of the HVIDBJØRNEN Class. They were mainly occupied in the waters around the Faroe Islands and Greenland with fishery inspection and SAR work. In 1977 the flight was made into a unit of its own and moved to the Navy under the name The Naval Air Service. In 1980-1982 the eight Alouette helicopters was replaced with the new Westland Lynx helicopters.