Aldergrove (EGAA)

RWY 07/25, 17/35     POS 54°39'27"N 006°12'57"W     ELEV 268 ft

Unit Regiment Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
-
1 Group (RAF)
651sq Defender AL1
Defender AL2
Defender T3
Islander AL1
1st Aviation Brigade
5 Regiment AAC (NI)
665sq Gazelle AH1
651sq is part of the Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW)
651sq maintains detachments at RAF Northolt and RAF Waddington
665sq is part of Joint Helicopter Command (JHC)
Hereford (EGVH)

RWY (none)     POS 52°04'51"N 002°48'04"W     ELEV 210 ft

Unit - squadron Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
HQ Director Army Aviation
658sq is part of
JSFAW - Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing

658sq AS365N3
Gazelle AH1
658sq is attached to 22nd Special Air Service Regiment which is also based here.

Lyneham (EGDL)

RWY 06/24, 18/36     POS 51°30'19"N 001°59'36"W     ELEV 513 ft

School Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge


DCTT - Defence College of Technical Training Gazelle AH1
Lynx AH7
Scout AH1
Some of the airframes have been allocated serials in the TADxxx range.
The British Army technical training component (Defence College of Electro-Mechanical Engineering - DCEME) has been absorbed into the Defence College of Technical Training since 1 October 2015.
Middle Wallop (EGVP)

RWY 01/19, 02/20, 08/26, 13/31     POS 51°08'56"N 001°34'08"W     ELEV 295 ft

Unit Regiment Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
HQ Director Army Aviation

667(D&T)sq Gazelle AH1
HQ Director Army Aviation

Army Air Corps Historical Flight Alouette AH2, Auster AOP9, Beaver AL1, Chipmunk T10, Scout AH1, Sioux AH1, Skeeter AOP12
HQ Director Army Aviation
7 Regiment AAC (Trg)

part of Joint Helicopter Command (JHC)
7Regt Conversion Flt Gazelle AH1

A to Z
HQ Director Army Aviation

671sq/25Flt Bell 212
HQ Director Army Aviation

673(AHTU)sq Apache AH1
HQ Director Army Aviation

676sq Tutor T1 last two
667(D&T)sq also operates with other helicopters (like Apaches) on loan from operational units when required.

Reporting directly to the HQ Director Army Aviation, 667(D&T)sq at Middle Wallop is the Army Air Corps (AAC) test and development squadron. It is equipped with a few Gazelle AH1 and Lynx AH7 helicopters, but if required additional helicopters are operation on loan basis from other AAC units. The here shown Gazelle AH1 (ZA772) was seen at its homebase, on 19 October 2009.

Ron Bijsterbosch

Seria/Medicina Lines (Brunei Darussalam) (--)

RWY HEL     POS 04°36'29"N 114°19'36"E     ELEV 22 ft

Flight Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge


7Flt Bell 212
Suffield (Canada) (CYSD)

RWY 04/22     POS 50°16'00"N 111°11'00"W     ELEV 2523 ft

Flight Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge


29Flt Gazelle AH1

The Apache helicopters do not carry any individual unit markings. Even though the helicopters are assigned to a specific Regiment (3 Regt or 4 Regt), they are operated from a joint maintenance pool. ZJ220 is shown here just prior to take off from the Salisbury Plains.

Ronald Stevelink

Wattisham (EGUW)

RWY 05/23     POS 52°07'38"N 000°57'21"E     ELEV 284 ft

Unit Regiment Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
HQ Director Army Aviation

653sq Apache AH1
1st Aviation Brigade
3 Regiment AAC

part of Joint Helicopter Command (JHC)
662sq Apache AH1
1st Aviation Brigade

663sq Apache AH1
1st Aviation Brigade
4 Regiment AAC

part of Joint Helicopter Command (JHC)
656sq Apache AH1
1st Aviation Brigade

664sq Apache AH1

The Apache suffered from quite some bad press in Great Britain. This was mainly due to delivery delays and budget overruns, which, combined with the end of the Cold War, made several people doubt the use of this expensive fighting machine. Its deployment to the Helmand Province, in Afghanistan, made them change their mind quickly! Strangly this machine, which is built to kill, became a life saver in Afghanistan. With its on board sensors, and its weapons suit, the Apache is able to provide the British soldiers on the ground with both life saving information of the battlefield situation, and close air support. Here ZJ233 is seen hovering over the Salisbury Plains, during a pre-deployment training mission.

Hans Heemskerk

Yeovilton (EGDY)

RWY 04/22, 09/27     POS 51°00'34"N 002°38'20"W     ELEV 75 ft

Unit Regiment Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
1st Aviation Brigade
1 Regiment AAC
659sq Wildcat AH1
1st Aviation Brigade

661sq Wildcat AH1

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