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  • united kingdom Upper Heyford

    Bicester, Oxfordshire, England

    United Kingdom


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    8.4105GBBIC Bicester, England
    12.1202EGTK Kidlington, England
    14.1136 Arncott, England
    15.7042EGBT Turweston, England
    17.9310 Swalcliffe, England
    19.1173EGG97 Radcliffe Hospital, England

    1916 to 1994

    51° 56' 12.84'' N - 1° 15' 6.01'' W
    Elevation: 437 feet

    History of this Location

    The Royal Flying Corps used the base until the Royal Air Force was formed on 1 Apr 1918. It remained an RAF base throughout WWII and around 1950 it was handed over to the US Air Force as a strategic bomber base. The 20th Tactical Fighter Wing began its move to Upper Heyford in Dec 1969 and in Sep 1970, the first F-111E had arrived to replace its F-100D Super Sabres. By 1993, the USAF had departed as part of the peace dividend from the fall of the Berlin Wall, apparently ending the Cold War.

    Since then the base has been used from time to time as a movie set, with parts of Octopussy, Wonder Woman and World War Z all being shot here.

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    WW2 RAF Bases Today, 16-Nov-19 : #WWII A review of five ex Royal Air Force (RAF) bases that played an important role in the Second World War (WW2) showing what they are used for today

    List of aircraft and events at Upper Heyford

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    1990-may-05 CH-47C ZA714 / EX
    1990-may-05 HAS.1 XV647 / CU-820
    1990-may-06 AH.1 XW903 / E
    1990-may-06 HAS.3S ZF560
    1990-sep-14 SA330E XW224
    1991-sep-08 HAS.1 XV714 / 180
    1991-sep-08 HAS.5 ZA166 / 90
    1992-jul-01 HAR.3 XZ585 / A

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