united kingdom RMB Chivenor

Chivenor, England
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1940 to present

51 5 14 secs N - 4 9 1 secs W
3.5nm W of Barnstaple, Devon
ICAO: EGDCIATA:
Elevation: 27 feet


Opened Oct 1940 as an RAF Coastal Command station and played a key role in WWII anti-submarine operations. It became home to a fast jet training until the mid 1970s. Extensive work was carried out in the late 1970s to transform the base for fast jet weapons training, which arrived in Jun 1980 and stayed until 1994. Although the base is now a Royal Marine barracks, given its location on the north Devon coast, it was still the long term home to a Search and Rescue unit (until Oct 2015) and a gliding unit.

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Units

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1958/1522 squadronsea king 1994/15
Wessex HC.2 1974/97
whirlwind 1955/81
1957/58275 squadronType 171 Sycamore 1953/59





Events

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1981-nov-04 Royal Air ForceWessex HC.2XV730
1981-nov-06 Ministry of Defence (MoD)S-61LXV370
1982-mar-18 Royal Air ForceWessex HC.2XR504
1982-nov-08 Royal Air ForceWessex HC.2XV729
1982-nov-23 dumpedRoyal Air ForceWhirlwind HAR.10XP361
1988-jul-27 Wessex HC.2XT604
1988-jul-27 Wessex HC.2XR497
1991-jul-01 CH-47C ChinookZA712 / ER
1992-jul-01 Wessex HC.2XT601
1999-aug-17 22 Sq A FltRoyal Air ForceSea King HAR.3AZH544
1999-aug-17 22 Sq A FltRoyal Air ForceSea King HAR.3AZH542
2015-apr-04 Royal Air ForceSea King HAR.3AZH545


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