The Gazelle Squadron Display Team

The Gazelle Squadron is a unique display team consisting of former military Westland Gazelle helicopters operating in their original military colours and serial numbers.

We have a fleet of nine Westland Gazelles, from each arm of the British armed forces, including; "Gordon" from the Royal Navy, "Ginger" from the Royal Air Force, "Gladys" of the Royal Marines (Commandos) and "Gary" representing the Army Air Corps.

In 2016, we will be performing flying displays at airshows across the UK, using two Westland Gazelle helicopters.

Latest news

Squadron is cleared to fly for 2016

  • Posted on: 3 June 2016

On Tuesday 31 May 2016, the Gazelle Squadron Display Team flew to RAF Abingdon in Oxfordshire with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Display Authorisation Evaluator.

The CAA display authorisation is a mandatory process for any pilot that wishes to perform a flying display in the UK, and involves many months of planning, practicing and evaluating flying display routines, aircraft and aircrew performance.

Gazelle Squadron confirmed for The Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016

The Gazelle Squadron will be attending The Biggin Hill Festival of Flight on Saturday 11 June 2016 at London Biggin Hill Airport.

The Biggin Hill Festival of Flight returns for the third successive year to the historic World War II Fighter Command airfield. The Gazelle Squadron will be supporting the event with two Westland Gazelle helicopters on static display, allowing attendees to get up close and even sit in one of the Gazelles. A wide range of squadron merchandise will also be available to purchase from the squadron shop.

Gazelle Squadron to display at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

  • Posted on: 23 March 2016

The Gazelle Squadron display team are pleased to announce that we will be participating at the RNAS Yeovilton Air Day in Somerset on Saturday 2 July 2016.

Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton is an airfield of the Fleet Air Arm, sited a few miles north of Yeovil, Somerset. It is one of two active Fleet Air Arm bases (the other being RNAS Culdrose) and is currently home to the Royal Navy's Westland Lynx and Wildcat helicopters, and the Commando Helicopter Force Westland Merlin HC.3. The Army Air Corps' Wildcat helicopters are also located at Yeovilton.

Squadron's second nightshoot is a glowing success

  • Posted on: 9 March 2016

The Gazelle Squadron Display Team hosted their second night photoshoot on the evening of Saturday 5 March 2016.

Fifty aviation enthusiasts and photographers assembled from sunset until 9pm to photograph a number of aircraft against the unique backdrops that Bourne Park has to offer.

Throughout the evening, the Squadron offered tea and coffee, fizzy drinks, soup, and - perhaps most importantly - cake, to those attending, to help ward off the cold temperatures of a clear March evening.

Places available on airfield tour - 27 February at 1330

  • Posted on: 23 February 2016

Due to a tour group pulling out at the last minute, we now have a number of places available on our tour at 1330L on Saturday 27 February.

For a nominal donation of £5 we will be running a tour of our facility, including access to all hangars and aircraft on the airfield, and a visit to the team's shop.

If you wish to attend this tour, please email