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  • united kingdom Belfast International Airport

    Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

    United Kingdom




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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 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 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



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    DatesOperation
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    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
    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
    1961-oct-13 AccidentRAF Sycamore 4 XG521
    1961-oct-27 118 SqRAF Sycamore 4 XG544
    1961-nov 118 Sq118 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG502
    1969 72 Squadron72 Squadron HC.2 XR521
    1970-sep-04 AccidentAAC Sioux XT502
    1972-feb-08 Accident33 Squadron SA330E XW214
    1975-may-22 Accident33 Squadron SA330E XW212
    1978-dec 669 Squadron AH.1 XW614
    1987-nov G I AirframeRN HU.5 XT456
    1995 BurntRAF HC.2 XT669
    2004-mar-01 SA330E ZA937
    2004-jun-01 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-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
    2010 RAF HC.2 XR529
    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
    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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