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  • united kingdom Clive Barracks

    Ternhill, Shropshire, England

    United Kingdom


    Satellite and aerial maps of RAF Tern Hill with nearby locations

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    7.7166 Peplow, England
    10.8128 RAF Chetwynd, England
    12.1228EGOS RAF Shawbury, England
    12.1225 Army plinth, England
    16.6255EGCV Sleap, England
    17.8176 Princess Royal Hospital, England

    1916 to present

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

    History of this Location

    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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    List of units at RAF Tern Hill

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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
    Whirlwind ??/76
    1961/76CFS (H)

    RAF Tern Hill News

    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.

    List of aircraft and events at RAF Tern Hill

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    By Date | By Serial

    1962-feb-13 AccidentCFS (H) Sycamore 4 XG509
    1962-sep-25 Accident225 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG523
    1963-mar-27 AccidentCFS (H) Sycamore 4 XE309
    1964-jan-10 AccidentCFS (H) Sycamore 4 XG514
    1964-jul-10 AccidentCFS (H) Sycamore 4 XG507
    1966-feb-08 AccidentCFS (H) Sycamore 4 XF269
    1966-feb-17 AccidentRAF Sycamore 4 XJ915
    1966-feb-28 AccidentRAF Sycamore 4 XL826
    1966-sep-19 Accident225 Squadron HAR.2 XJ757
    1967-nov-06 CFS (H) Sioux XV317
    1967-nov-06 CFS (H) Sioux XV316
    1973-oct-07 RAF Sioux XV314
    1973-oct-07 CFS (H) Sioux XV323
    1974-apr Gate GuardianAAC Skeeter 7 XM555
    1976-aug-19 RAF HAR10 XP331

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