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Yeovil, Somerset, England

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1.7057 Yeovil College, England
7.8010EGDY RNAS Yeovilton, England
15.6245 Higher Purtington, England
19.6277EGDI Merryfield, England
21.8076EGHS Henstridge, England
29.4149 Dorchester, England



50° 56' 23.98'' N - 2° 39' 31.00'' W
1nm SW of Yeovil, Somerset
ICAO: EGHGIATA:
Elevation: 207 feet




History of this Location



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List of units at Yeovil

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2007/08DSAAEC135 2007/17
Bo105 2000/07





Yeovil News


Leonardo UK Adapts to COVID-19 Pandemic, 29-Apr-20 : #coronavirus Leonardo Helicopters (UK) at Yeovil continuing operations for customer support in key programmes such as the Merlin, Wildcat and Super Lynx aircraft. The facility is also producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in support of the NHS (National Health Service)

Third Wild Lynx for Brazilian Navy, 28-Dec-19 : The Brazilian Navy accepted the third Wild Lynx AH-11B at Yeovil, UK. Eight Super Lynx Mk21A are being upgraded under a $160M contract

Ten Years with the AW159 Wildcat, 14-Nov-19 : #TenYears The AW159 celebrating its 10th anniversary with more than 70 helicopters delivered to the British Army, Royal Navy, Republic of Korea Navy and the Philippine Navy having logged over 50,000 flight hours

UK MoD £293M Contract for Apache Support, 17-Jan-19 : #Apache Leonardo (UK) Yeovil plant awarded 5-year £293 million MoD contract for support of the existing 50 Army Air Corps Apache AH1 to cover until retirement in 2024. AH-64E to enter service in 2022

Redstreak Mobile Phone Rescue System, 05-Dec-18 : #Redstreak First Installed on the Norwegian AW101 Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter, the Redstreak Mobile Phone Detection and Location System (MPDLS) turns every mobile phone into a rescue beacon

28-Jun-18 - Second Upgraded Brazilian Lynx Flying in Yeovil #upgrade
16-Jan-18 - AW169 Pegasus Naming Ceremony
28-Sep-17 - First Flight for Brazilian Navy’ Upgraded Super Lynx
21-Nov-16 - AW101 Merlin Mk4 Makes Maiden Flight
28-Jul-16 - 30th Merlin HM.2 Delivered to Royal Navy
31-May-16 - Norwegian AW101 Roll Out Ceremony
23-Mar-16 - Norwegian First AW101 Maiden Flight
12-Jul-15 - AgustaWestland Celebrates 100 Years in the UK
19-Jul-00 - First UK Built WAH-64 Apache Makes Maiden Flight
15-Mar-00 - First WAH-64 Apache to British Army
14-Jan-00 - Westland Apache Production Facility Opens at Yeovil
01-Sep-99 - First WAH-64 Apache Longbow Kit to Westland






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