united kingdom Clive Barracks

Ternhill, England
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7.7166 Peplow, England
10.8128 RAF Chetwynd, England
12.1228EGOS RAF Shawbury, England
16.6255EGCV Sleap, England
28.7146 Castle Wood, England
29.5244 Nesscliffe Camp, England

1916 to present

52 52 21 secs N - 2 31 56 secs W
3nm SW of Market Drayton
Elevation: 272 feet

Opened in 1916 but closed again in 1922.

Requisitioned in 1935 as the RAF expansion programme got underway. Its main association with helicopters began when CFS(H) moved north from RAF South Cerney in Aug 1961.  During 15 active years it saw the RAF renew its helicopter fleet and improve its rotary wing flying training. RAF Ternhill closed in 1976 when CFS(H) disbanded and became 2FTS.

The base was handed over to the British Army as Clive Barracks. A new visual control tower was added in 1985 and it is still active as a relief landing ground for nearby RAF Shawbury and its based DHFS helicopters, which frequently use an area just east of the main runway intersections for practice autorotations.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
19762FTSSA341D Gazelle HT.3 1976/97
Wessex 1963/97
1961/76CFS (H)

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Gazelle 40 years training British military pilots, 15-Jul-14 : Farnborough, UK – The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots is being marked by Airbus Helicopters during this week’s Farnborough Airshow.


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1962-feb-13 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XG509
1962-sep-25 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XG523
1963-mar-27 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XE309
1964-jan-10 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XG514
1964-jul-10 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XG507
1966-feb-08 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XF269
1966-feb-28 AccidentRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XL826
1967-nov-06 Royal Air ForceSiouxXV317
1967-nov-06 Royal Air ForceSiouxXV316
1973-oct-07 Royal Air ForceSiouxXV314
1973-oct-07 Royal Air ForceSiouxXV323
1976-aug-19 Royal Air ForceWhirlwind HAR.10XP331

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