united kingdom AAC Netheravon

Netheravon, England
united kingdom

5.2345EGDJ Upavon, England
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10.8199 Salisbury Plain, England
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16.7129 Museum of Army Flying, England

1913 to 2012

51 14 46.25 secs N - 1 45 24.75 secs W
5 nm N of Amesbury, Wiltshire
Elevation: 455 feet

Netheravon was the first operational Army flying base in the UK (Upavon was opened earlier, but it was a training base) and many of the original buildings, although improved, are still standing. During WWI it was a centre for despatch of aircraft to France. The first British military rotary wing trials were undertaken here in 1933. In WWII it was a centre for airborne forces and glider training but was transferred after the war to RAF Transport Command. Flying ran down and the RAF Police used it as a training centre until 1960, when the airfield was closed.
As well as the School of Infantry's Support Weapons Wing (SWW) and the Parachute Training which remained, the new impetus given to Army flying by the creation of the Army Air Corps in 1957, 651 Squadron moved in during 1964 and expansion at Middle Wallop was concentrating on the need for training and the operational flying HQ moved to Netheravon in 1966.  7 Regt AAC HQ formed here in 1969, whilst 666 and 658 Squadrons moved here in 1986 and 1995 respectively. The SWW closed in 1995 and moved to Warminster.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
20093 FlightSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1993/09
1995/09658 squadron
1986/09666 squadronsioux ??/78
1982/93656 squadronLynx 1985/04
SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1975/05
1969/77663 squadronSA341B Gazelle AH.1 ??/05


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212ZJ969 / K 07mar12
AB47G-3BXT150 jul05
CH-47D ChinookD-103 19aug11
CH-47D ChinookD-663 19aug11
CH-47D ChinookZA707 / AO 26feb12
CH-47D ChinookZA714 / AV 19aug11 19feb12
CH-47D ChinookZD575 / DC 10feb10
CH-47D ChinookZH777 19feb12
EH101 Mk.512ZJ994 / AC 06mar12
Lynx AH1XZ184 / Z 09aug11
Lynx AH1XZ654 09aug11
Lynx AH7ZF537 19feb12
Merlin HC.3ZJ118 / B 03feb11
Merlin HC.3ZJ124 / H 09aug11 07mar12
Merlin HC.3ZJ130 / O 09aug11
SA330E PumaXW212 09aug11
SA330E PumaXW219 19feb12
SA330E PumaXW226 09aug11
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XW908 jul05
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XX393 sep79
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XX403 sep79
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XX445 jul05
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XX462 jul05
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ294 jul05
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ316 jul05
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ323 jul05
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ344 jul05
SA341B Gazelle AH.1ZA773 jul05
Scout AH.1XT637 16apr82
Scout AH.1XV136 jul05
Sea King HC.4ZA291 / N 28jan11
Sea King HC.4ZF118 / O 21jul10
WAH-64 ApacheZJ168 09aug11
WAH-64 ApacheZJ169 09aug11 19feb12
WAH-64 ApacheZJ185 01sep13
WAH-64 ApacheZJ188 07mar12
WAH-64 ApacheZJ197 01sep13
WAH-64 ApacheZJ212 19aug11
WAH-64 ApacheZJ226 01sep13
WAH-64 ApacheZJ232 03feb11

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