united kingdom Worthy Down

Winchester, England

united kingdom


   


1918 to 1960

Location: 51 6 N     -     1 19 W
2nm N of Winchester
ICAO: IATA:   Elevation: 345 feet



History of this Location: Help Us    

Opened between South Wonston and Kings Worthy, near Winchester in 1918 as an RAF base. Became HMS Kestrel in May 1939 when it transferred to the Admiralty. It achieved a certain wry fame during WWII when the pro-German broadcaster William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) claimed it had been sunk by the Kreigsmarine !  Various training schools and ferry units were based during WWII. Between 1946 and 1947, based aircraft carried the fin code VM. In Jul 1952 it was renamed HMS Ariel, when the Air Engineering School moved in from Warrington. It was home to early rotary wing units but when the AES moved on to Lee-on-Solent, the base transferred to the British Army in Dec 1960.  The Army Pay Corps is still based here.




Help us with info about this place

@ (optional)     Send




Units who served here: Login to Edit    



YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1959/60848 squadronwhirlwind 1959/63
s-55 H-19 1958/59











Flying a Helicopter   |   Accidents   |   Jobs  

38621 serials     8940 photos     2705 heliports
Countries
Helicopters
Ships
Mobile: m.helis.com   |   Helis Airliners



    Helicopter News:
HM-14 train on USS Anchorage during RIMPAC 14

Marines MV-22 secure departure of Tripoli Embassy

Marines Unmanned K-MAX returns from Afghanistan

Second MD500E to Polk County Sheriff Office

INAER flying firecrews combat Spain wildfire season

Bristow AW189 Takes to the Skies

Metro Aviation delivers EC135 to HealthNet

First 2 of 6 Bell 407GX to Pennsylvania State Police

Derazona Helicopters orders their first AS350B3e

Marines showcase Osprey in Sapporo Air Show

MAK pilots to train at Ulan-Ude Training Centre

San Diego County Sheriff Office orders Bell 407GX

Helicopter History Site - www.helis.com - Online since 1997 - Privacy Statement - RSS - Facebook - Twitter - Linkedin - Google+

This page downloaded 28 Jul 2014 04:19:39 MDT