united kingdom AAC Netheravon

Netheravon, England
united kingdom

5.2345EGDJ Upavon, England
10.5176EGDM Boscombe Down, England
10.8199 Salisbury Plain, England
11.8109EGHO Thruxton, England
16.5104EGWA Andover, England
16.7129 Museum of Army Flying, England

1913 to 2012

51 14 46.25 secs N - 1 45 24.75 secs W
5 nm N of Amesbury, Wiltshire
Elevation: 455 feet

Netheravon was the first operational Army flying base in the UK (Upavon was opened earlier, but it was a training base) and many of the original buildings, although improved, are still standing. During WWI it was a centre for despatch of aircraft to France. The first British military rotary wing trials were undertaken here in 1933. In WWII it was a centre for airborne forces and glider training but was transferred after the war to RAF Transport Command. Flying ran down and the RAF Police used it as a training centre until 1960, when the airfield was closed.
As well as the School of Infantry's Support Weapons Wing (SWW) and the Parachute Training which remained, the new impetus given to Army flying by the creation of the Army Air Corps in 1957, 651 Squadron moved in during 1964 and expansion at Middle Wallop was concentrating on the need for training and the operational flying HQ moved to Netheravon in 1966.  7 Regt AAC HQ formed here in 1969, whilst 666 and 658 Squadrons moved here in 1986 and 1995 respectively. The SWW closed in 1995 and moved to Warminster.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
20093 FlightSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1993/09
1995/09658 squadron
1986/09666 squadronsioux ??/78
1982/93656 squadronLynx 1985/04
SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1975/05
1969/77663 squadronSA341B Gazelle AH.1 ??/05


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1979-sep Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XX403
1979-sep Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XX393
1982-apr-16 ReplacementArmy Air CorpsScout AH.1XT637
2005-jul Army Air CorpsAB47G-3BXT150
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ344
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XX445
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XW908
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XX462
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ294
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ316
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ323
2005-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZA773
2005-jul Army Air CorpsScout AH.1XV136
2010-feb-10 CH-47D ChinookZD575 / DC
2010-jul-21 Sea King HC.4ZF118 / O
2011-jan-28 Sea King HC.4ZA291 / N
2011-feb-03 Merlin HC.3ZJ118 / B
2011-feb-03 WAH-64 ApacheZJ232
2011-aug-09 Lynx AH1XZ654
2011-aug-09 Lynx AH1XZ184 / Z
2011-aug-09 Merlin HC.3ZJ124 / H
2011-aug-09 Merlin HC.3ZJ130 / O
2011-aug-09 SA330E PumaXW212
2011-aug-09 SA330E PumaXW226
2011-aug-09 WAH-64 ApacheZJ168
2011-aug-09 WAH-64 ApacheZJ169
2011-aug-19 CH-47D ChinookZA714 / AV
2011-aug-19 CH-47D ChinookD-103
2011-aug-19 CH-47D ChinookD-663
2011-aug-19 WAH-64 ApacheZJ212
2012-feb-19 CH-47D ChinookZA714 / AV
2012-feb-19 CH-47D ChinookZH777
2012-feb-19 Lynx AH7ZF537
2012-feb-19 SA330E PumaXW219
2012-feb-19 WAH-64 ApacheZJ169
2012-feb-26 CH-47D ChinookZA707 / AO
2012-mar-06 EH101 Mk.512ZJ994 / AC
2012-mar-07 212ZJ969 / K
2012-mar-07 Merlin HC.3ZJ124 / H
2012-mar-07 WAH-64 ApacheZJ188
2013-sep-01 Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ185
2013-sep-01 Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ197
2013-sep-01 Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ226

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