united kingdom Stoke Heath

Ternhill, England
united kingdom

7.1164 Peplow, England
10.4125 RAF Chetwynd, England
11.6230EGOS RAF Shawbury, England
16.4257EGCV Sleap, England
28.2145 Castle Wood, England
29.1245 Nesscliffe Camp, England

1916 to present

52 52 N - 2 32 W
5 km south west 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
19762 Flying Training SchoolSA341D Gazelle HT.3 1976/97
Wessex HC.2 1963/97
1961/76central flying school

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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 ForceType 171 SycamoreXG509
1962-sep-25 AccidentRoyal Air ForceType 171 SycamoreXG523
1963-mar-27 AccidentRoyal Air ForceType 171 SycamoreXE309
1964-jan-10 AccidentRoyal Air ForceType 171 SycamoreXG514
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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