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  • united kingdom Belfast International Airport

    Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

    United Kingdom




    Satellite and aerial maps of Aldergrove with nearby locations


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    0.5202 PSNI Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
    5.8236EGAL Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland
    9.4014EGA24 Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Ireland
    14.1108 Divis, Northern Ireland
    18.3120EGA69 Musgrave Park Hospital, Northern Ireland
    18.5110 Royal Victoria Hospital, Northern Ireland



    1918 to present

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




    History of this Location


    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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    List of units at Aldergrove

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2008/    651 SquadronLynx 1990/08
    1993/    5 REGT
    1993/94707 NASSea King HC.4 1983/95
    1992/09230 SquadronSA330 Puma 1971/12
    1991/    655 SqLynx 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 1964/02
    1977652 SquadronScout 1969/81
    1977659 SquadronScout ??/81
    1976/773 CBASSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1975/95
    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
    01-dec-56The Border Campaign



    List of aircraft and events at Aldergrove

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    By Date | By Serial

    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1957-jul 275 Sq F Flt275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG502
    1957-aug 275 Sq F Flt275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XJ915
    1957-aug 275 Sq F Flt275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XJ919
    1958-feb 275 Sq F Flt275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG514
    1958-sep-20 Air Show 1958275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE317
    1958-sep-20 Air Show 1958275 Squadron Type 171 Sycamore XG508
    1959-apr-04 275 Sq B Flt275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG509
    1959-apr-04 275 Sq B Flt275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE317
    1959-apr-04 275 Sq B Flt275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XL823
    1959-sep 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG521
    1959-sep 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE317
    1959-sep-04 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG506
    1959-sep-19 BoB Air Show118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG521
    1960-jun-17 Role demonstration118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG521
    1960-jun-17 Role demonstration118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE317
    1960-jun-17 Role demonstration118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG506
    1961-may 225 Sq225 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG521
    1961-may 225 Sq225 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE317
    1961-may 225 Sq225 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG506
    1961-aug-01 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG521
    1961-aug-01 118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE317
    1961-aug-01 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG506
    1961-oct-13 AccidentRAF Sycamore 4 XG521
    1961-oct-27 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG544
    1961-nov 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG502
    1962-sep-15 Air Show 1962AAC Skeeter 7 XM561
    1962-dec-15 Air Show 1962AAC Skeeter 7 XN339
    1969 72 Squadron72 Squadron HC.2 XR521
    1970-sep-04 AccidentAAC Sioux XT502
    1972-feb-08 Accident33 Squadron /CL SA330E XW214
    1975-may-22 Accident33 Squadron SA330E XW212
    1978-dec 669 Squadron AH.1 XW614
    1986-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XW847
    1986-mar 655 Sq AH7 ZE379
    1986-mar 72 Sq72 Squadron /W HC.2 XR499
    1987-nov G I AirframeRN HU.5 XT456
    1995 BurntRAF HC.2 XT669
    1997-jun-22 Air Show 1997665 Squadron AH.1 XZ299
    1997-jun-22 Air Show 1997655 Sq AH1 XZ198
    1997-jun-22 Air Show 199772 Squadron /X HC.2 XR498
    1997-jun-22 Air Show 1997846 NAS /VJ HC.4 ZF121
    1997-jun-22 Air Show 1997230 Squadron /NK SA330E XW217
    1997-jun-22 Air Show 199772 Squadron /AB SA330E XW214
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XW893
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XX370
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH.1 ZA772
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XZ346
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XX432
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XZ299
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XZ315
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 XZ321
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZA774
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZA775
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB665
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB674
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB682
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB683
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB684
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB685
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB686
    1998-mar 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB689
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ215
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ647
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ662
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ172
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ174
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ198
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ205
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ615
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ649
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ655
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ661
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ663
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ672
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 XZ673
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH1 ZD273
    1998-mar 655 Sq AH7 ZE381
    1998-mar 7 Squadron /EL CH-47C ZA684
    1998-mar 7 Squadron /ER CH-47D ZA712
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /V HC.2 XR506
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /F HC.2 XR497
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /X HC.2 XR498
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /L HC.2 XR511
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /G HC.2 XR525
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /S HC.2 XT668
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /H HC.2 XV721
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /Q HC.2 XV723
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /J HC.2 XV726
    1998-mar N I detachment846 NAS /VF-VL HC.4 ZD625
    1998-mar N I detachment846 NAS /VJ-VL HC.4 ZF121
    1998-mar N I detachment846 NAS /VL-VL HC.4 ZD627
    1998-mar N I detachment846 NAS /VP-VL HC.4 ZF118
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E XW229
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E XW236
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /AB SA330E XW224
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E XW221
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E XW231
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E ZA940
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E XW217
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E ZA936
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /AA SA330E XW204
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E XW198
    1998-mar 72 Squadron /NB SA330E XW199
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E ZA938
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E ZA935
    1998-mar 230 Squadron SA330E ZA937
    2002 Gate GuardianRAF HC.2 XR529
    2004-mar-01 SA330E ZA937
    2004-jun-01 RAF SA330E XW224
    2004-jul-10 HAS.2 XZ578 / PW-708
    2005-apr 665 Squadron AH.1 ZB690
    2005-may-14 AH1 XZ203 / L
    2006-jun-25 SA330E XW212
    2006-aug 230 Squadron SA330E XW209
    2006-sep-04 AH1 XZ179
    2006-sep-04 UK Police Forces EC135T2 G-PSNI
    2008-may-13 UK Police Forces EC135T2 G-PSNI
    2009-jan-08 SA330E XW216
    2009-may-11 McAlpine Helicopters EC135T2 G-PSNI
    2009-jun-26 SA330E XW213
    2014-jan-04 AW101 VVIP EZ-S715
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 XZ334
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 XW846
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 ZA766
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 XZ290
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 XZ320
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 ZB669
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 ZB674
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 ZB679
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 ZB683
    2015-jan homebaseAAC AH.1 ZB689
    2016-oct-28 UK Police Forces EC135T3 G-POLS
    2018-jul AAC AH.1 XX443
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 XW847
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 ZA772
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 XZ320
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 ZB665
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 ZB678
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 ZB679
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 ZB683
    2018-oct 665 Sq665 Squadron AH.1 ZB693
    2019-apr-12 AAC AH.1 XZ290
    2020-may-23 AANI /HLE23A EC135T1 G-NIHM



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