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RSAF 126 Squadron
Active1996 – Present
Role Transport, Search and rescue
Garrison/HQ Sembawang Air Base
Motto(s)"Ready and Able"
Equipment Aérospatiale AS532UL Cougar

The 126 Squadron "Cougar" is a helicopter squadron of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. Its motto is "Ready and Able", with the Cougar adopted as the squadron's motif.

Unit history

Formed initially on 16 September 1992 at Sembawang Air Base, the 126 Squadron consisted of fourteen newly purchased Aérospatiale AS532UL Cougar medium lift helicopters, which were an upgraded version of the Super Puma helicopters then used by its sister squadron – 125 SQN. The squadron is based at Oakey Airbase, supporting the SAF's training need in Australia. [1]

Aircraft operated

  1. 14× AS532UL Cougars (1996–present)

Photo gallery


  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony of the RSAF Helicopter Detachment in Oakey, Australia". MINDEF. Archived from the original on 2013-08-06.

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