The RAF has some old Puma's too, but the oldest date back from 1971, the FAP ones must be amongst the oldest in service if they date from 1969.
I think the RAF got 8 more in 1980, adding to the 41 delivered in the early 70's, those original batch were some of the last airframes assembled at Westlands in Hayes, not far from me now and where I grew up, (fuselages were assembled at this West London plant, near to LHR, the transported to Yeovil in the West Country for final assembly and flight test, where they still build choppers today, including the EH-101's).
Westlands at Hayes, formerly Fairey Aviation, (where aircraft were built in WW2), shut in the early 70's, later the site became offices and warehousing for Hitachi and Mercedes, then Marks and Spencers and now the site is largely derelict, a not uncommon chain of events for UK manufacturing sites.
In service, RAF Pumas have been given several upgrades, mostly avionic in nature.
If further Merlins for the RAF are ordered, (probably in conjunction with a RN Sea King HC.4 replacement), then the remaining Pumas will be retired.
But one Puma entered RAF service only a couple of years ago, it was an ex-Argentine AF example captured in the Falklands war and eventually sent back to the UK for re-building.
RAF Puma's have seen action in Northern Ireland, Rhodesia, The Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia and Sierra Leone.
Those Combat SAR birds will give the FAP a good special ops insertion capability, something needed in today's world.
After buying those Navy Lynx's, it's good to see the FAP continuing to be a good Westland (or GKN Agusta-Westland) customer.