RAF Shawbury

Shawbury , Shropshire , England

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  RAF Shawbury


1938 to present

52° 48' 0'' N     2° 40' 0'' W
6nm NNE of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shawbury, Shropshire, England
ICAO: EGOS IATA:
Elevation: 249 feet


RAF Shawbury
Home of RAF 27 Maintenance Unit (27 MU) until c 1972.

The base has extensive storage facilities, as well as being the main home to Joint Services helicopter training.



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  List of units at RAF Shawbury




Years Unit
1997-    705 NASAS350BB Ecureuil, SA341C Gazelle HT.2,
1997-    60(R) SquadronA109E Power, 412, Wessex,
1997-    660 SquadronAS350BB Ecureuil,
1997-    DHFSH135 / EC135T3, H145 / EC145T2, AW139, AS350BB Ecureuil, AS350BB Ecureuil, 412,
1993/??6 Flt
1976/972FTSSA341D Gazelle HT.3, Wessex, Whirlwind,



  RAF Shawbury News


Another Jupiter Arrived at RAF Shawbury

Another Jupiter Arrived at RAF Shawbury

27-May-20 - The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) part of the United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) took delivery at RAF Shawbury of a brand new Airbus EC145T2/H145 known as Jupiter HT1 in British service. It is the fourth delivered and three more are expected #Jupiter
RAF Training Building Named Duke of Cambridge

RAF Training Building Named Duke of Cambridge

10-Mar-20 - The training facility at RAF Shawbury named in honour of The Duke of Cambridge. The building is part of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) and houses flying simulators #UKMFTS
UK MoD Orders Four More H145 Jupiter

UK MoD Orders Four More H145 Jupiter

22-Jan-20 - British Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed £183M contract for 4 new H145/EC145T2, or Jupiter HT.1, and an additional simulator to be added to the 3 helicopters already in use by private contractor Ascent in the joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) #Jupiter
First Graduates at British Juno / Jupiter School

First Graduates at British Juno / Jupiter School

27-Aug-19 - First 13 British Armed Forces pilots completed their training within the new Rotary Wing UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The tri-Service Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) operating the Juno (H135) and Jupiter (H145) at RAF Shawbury since April 2018 under contract with Ascent #HelicopterSchool
10.000 Flight Hours for Juno in Less Than a Year

10.000 Flight Hours for Juno in Less Than a Year

19-Mar-19 - The United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) Juno HT.1 ( H135/EC135T3H ) achieved more than 10,000 flight hours in less than one year with the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) #Juno
Juno and Jupiter Fully Operational

Juno and Jupiter Fully Operational

03-Oct-18 - UK MoD new Military Flying Training System (UK MFTS) H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter helicopters fully operational at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley for the Joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) #UKMFTS
CAE Simulators for UK MFTS Program H135/H145

CAE Simulators for UK MFTS Program H135/H145

07-Jul-16 - CAE to provide 7 flight training devices (FTDs) and 1 command and tactics trainer (CTT) for H135/H145 in 2018 at RAF Shawbury for the United Kingdom Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program
H135 and H145 for UK Military Flying Training

H135 and H145 for UK Military Flying Training

20-May-16 - In a £500 million UKMFTS contract Airbus will supply H135 and H145 over 17 years for the joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS). Scheduled start for April 2018
705 Naval Air Squadron 75th anniversary

705 Naval Air Squadron 75th anniversary

26-Sep-14 - The squadron, part of the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, is where all RN pilots are put through their paces.





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