united kingdom Upper Heyford

Bicester, England
United Kingdom





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8.4105GBBIC Bicester, England
12.1202EGTK Kidlington, England
14.1136 Arncott, England
15.7 42EGBT Turweston, England
17.9310 Swalcliffe, England
19.1173 Radcliffe Hospital, England



1916 to 1994

51° 56' 12.84'' N - 1° 15' 6.01'' W
ICAO: EGUAIATA: UHF
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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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1990-may-05 CH-47C ChinookZA714 / EX
1990-may-05 Sea King HAS.1XV647 / CU-820
1990-may-06 Lynx HAS3SZF560
1990-may-06 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XW903 / E
1990-sep-14 SA330E PumaXW224
1991-sep-08 Sea King HAS.1XV714 / 180
1991-sep-08 Sea King HAS.5ZA166 / 90
1992-jul-01 Sea King HAR.3XZ585 / A



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