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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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KmBearing
0.5202 PSNI Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
14.1108 Divis, Northern Ireland
18.3120 Musgrave Park Hospital, Northern Ireland
18.5110 Royal Victoria Hospital, Northern Ireland
20.0156 Long Kesh, Northern Ireland
21.2100 Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland



1918 to present

54 39 8 secs N - 6 13 30 secs W
11.5 nm NW of Belfast
ICAO: EGAAIATA: BFS
Elevation: 267 feet


On 20 Sep 2009, the RAF ensign was lowered for the final time on the military (south) side and RAF Aldergrove became Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove.

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Units

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2008/    651 squadron
1993/    5 Regiment, AAC
1993/94707 squadronSea King HC.4 1983/95
1992/09230 squadronSA330 Puma 1971/12
1991/    655 squadronLynx 1982/91
SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1978/91
Scout ??/82
1986/    665 squadronLynx 1986/91
SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1986/   
1982/83659 squadronScout ??/81
1981/0272 squadronSA330 Puma 1997/02
Wessex HC.2 1964/02
1977652 squadronScout 1969/81
1977659 squadronScout ??/81
1976/773 Commando Brigade Air SquadronSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1974/95
Scout 1970/82
1976659 squadronScout ??/81
1969/77653 squadron
1959/62118 squadronType 171 Sycamore 1959/62
1957/59275 squadronWhirlwind 1959
Whirlwind 1959
Type 171 Sycamore 1954/59


Operations


DatesOperation
01-aug-6931-jul-07Operation Banner


Events

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By Date | By Serial

DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1961-oct-13 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XG521
1970-sep-04 AccidentArmy Air CorpsSiouxXT502
1972-feb-08 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSA330E PumaXW214
2004-mar-01 SA330E PumaZA937
2004-jun-01 SA330E PumaXW224
2004-jul-10 Sea King HAS.2XZ578 / PW-708
2005-apr Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB690
2005-may-14 Lynx AH1XZ203 / L
2006-jun-25 SA330E PumaXW212
2006-sep-04 EC135T2G-PSNI
2006-sep-04 Lynx AH1XZ179
2009-jan-08 SA330E PumaXW216
2009-jun-26 SA330E PumaXW213
2014-jan-04 AW101 VVIPEZ-S715
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ334
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XW846
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZA766
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ290
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ320
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB669
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB674
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB679
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB683
2015-jan homebaseArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB689


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