united kingdom Normandy Barracks

Leconfield, England
united kingdom






KmBearing
18.5230 Eight Acre Lake, England
31.6180 Elsham, England
32.2255EGBR Breighton, England
34.0169EGNJ Humberside / Kirmington, England
36.0278EGYK Elvington, England
42.5281 Foss Barrier, England



1936 to 1977

53 52 33 secs N - 0 26 31 secs W
2.5nm N of Beverley, Yorkshire
ICAO: EGXVIATA: LCF
Elevation: 29 feet


Opened in Dec 1936 as war clouds were gathering in Europe. The site closed as an RAF station at the end of Mar 1977, passing to the Army as Normandy Barracks. There remains an RAF enclave, operating the Search and Rescue service, until it passes to Bristow in 2016.

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Units

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1988/15202 squadronsea king 1978/15
1979/8822 squadronWessex HC.2 1974/97
whirlwind 1955/81
1964/79202 squadronsea king 1978/15
whirlwind 1964/81
1959/64228 squadronwhirlwind 1959/64
Type 171 Sycamore 1959/60
1957/59275 squadronwhirlwind 1959
Type 171 Sycamore 1953/59




Events

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1991 Royal Air ForceSea King HAR.3XZ593
1999-aug 202 Sq E FltRoyal Air ForceSea King HAR.3XZ588
1999-aug 202 Sq E FltRoyal Air ForceSea King HAR.3XZ598
2001 Fire dumpRoyal Air ForceWhirlwind HAR.3XG577
2010-sep-22 Sea King HAR.3XZ586 / B


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