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  • united kingdom AAC Wattisham

    Wattisham, Suffolk, England

    United Kingdom




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    KmBearing
    10.5175 Benton End, England
    11.8129 Abbey Oaks, England
    16.6122 Ipswich Harbour, England
    18.4316 Rougham, England
    18.5115EGE65 Ipswich Hospital, England
    19.6123EGSE Ipswich, England



    1939 to present

    52° 7' 38'' N - 0° 57' 23'' E
    8.5nm NW of Ipswich, Suffolk
    ICAO: EGUWIATA:
    Elevation: 284 feet




    History of this Location


    Opened Mar 1939 with bomber and later, anti-shipping units. Handed over to USAAF in Sep 1942 as a fighter depot, when 3 concrete and tarmac runways were laid. Base reverted to the RAF as a jet fighter station after WWII, with a succession of Meteors, Hunters, Lightnings and Phantoms until 1992, when the base was put into maintenance. Re-activated as an Army base with new hangars added, to house units withdrawn from Germany.
    A Search and Rescue service, operated by RAF 22 Squadron B Flight from a 2 pad stand to the north east of the base is due to cease from 1 Jul 2015. The service (part of the new DfT/MCA 10 year UK SRR contract) will be provided from elsewhere, with cover divided between Manston and Humberside.
    Situated off the B1078. Has one main asphalt runway of 2284m. The two shorter ones are now disued. Apron and main buildings to the south side. Remains a Diversion airfield.

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    List of units at AAC Wattisham

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2009/    Suffolk PoliceEC135 2000/   
    2007/    656 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2003/   
    2007/    664 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2007/   
    1995/07659 SquadronScout ??/81
    1995/    4 REGTWAH-64 Apache 2003/   
    Lynx 1978/04
    1995/06669 Squadron
    1995/14654 SquadronWAH-64 Apache ??/14
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1 ??/07
    1994/1522 SquadronSea King 1994/15
    Wessex 1974/97
    1993/    662 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2005/   
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1985/04
    Lynx 1980/04
    1993/    653 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2009/   
    1993/    663 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2005/   
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1 ??/05
    1993/    3 REGT






    List of aircraft and events at AAC Wattisham

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    By Date | By Serial

    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1968 Fire DumpRAF Sycamore 4 XJ897
    1995 StoredAAC Skeeter 7 XL739
    1996-apr G I AirframeRN HU.5 XS488
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH.1 XZ303
    1999-jul 662 Sq662 Squadron AH.1 XZ337
    1999-jul 662 Sq662 Squadron AH.1 XW913
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH.1 XX375
    1999-jul 662 Sq662 Squadron AH.1 XX381
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH.1 XX385
    1999-jul 662 Sq662 Squadron AH.1 XX460
    1999-jul 662 Sq662 Squadron AH.1 XZ328
    1999-jul 662 Sq662 Squadron AH.1 ZA771
    1999-jul 654 Sq654 Squadron AH1 XZ171
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH1 XZ190
    1999-jul 654 Sq654 Squadron AH1 XZ177
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH1 XZ198
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH1 XZ617
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH1 XZ642
    1999-jul 654 Sq654 Squadron AH1 XZ643
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH1 XZ653
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH1 XZ664
    1999-jul 663 Sq663 Squadron AH1 XZ669
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH7 ZF538
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH7 ZF539
    1999-jul 654 Sq654 Squadron AH7 ZE378
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH7 ZF540
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH9 ZG887
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH9 ZG888
    1999-jul 653 Sq / 7653 Squadron AH9 ZG885
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH9 ZG889
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH9 ZG886
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH9 ZG914
    1999-jul 653 Sq653 Squadron AH9 ZG923
    1999-aug-18 22 Sq B FltRAF HAR.3A ZH545
    1999-aug-18 22 Sq B FltRAF HAR.3A ZH541
    1999-sep-04 HAR.3A ZH540
    2000-oct-14 Suffolk Police EC135T1 G-SUFF
    2004-apr-20 HAR.3A ZH543 / X
    2005-jan Preserved3 REGT Skeeter 7 XL739
    2005-oct-26 HAR.3A ZH544
    2005-oct-26 HAR.3A ZH540 / U
    2006-jan-28 CH-47D ZH776
    2006-jan-28 CH-47D ZA673 / A
    2006-feb-17 HAR.3A ZH542
    2006-mar-13 WAH-64 ZJ173
    2006-jun-15 WAH-64 ZJ194
    2006-jun-15 WAH-64 ZJ205
    2006-jun-21 CH-47D ZA714
    2006-jun-29 WAH-64 ZJ187
    2006-jun-30 HAR.3A ZH540 / U
    2006-jun-30 WAH-64 ZJ174
    2006-jul-13 AH7 ZF538
    2006-sep-07 AH1 ?
    2006-sep-07 MI-17 ?
    2006-oct-20 HAR.3A ZH543 / X
    2006-oct-31 WAH-64 ZJ226
    2007-jun-12 HAR.3A ZH542 / W
    2007-aug-01 WAH-64 ZJ181
    2007-sep-03 WAH-64 ZJ184
    2007-sep-03 WAH-64 ZJ185
    2007-sep-03 WAH-64 ZJ186
    2007-sep-10 WAH-64 ZJ222
    2007-sep-10 WAH-64 ZJ232
    2007-nov-15 HAR.3A ZH543 / X
    2008-feb-01 WAH-64 ZJ168
    2008-may-01 HAR.3A ZH544
    2008-may-01 HAS.1 XV676 / ZE
    2008-may-07 HAR.3A ZH543 / X
    2008-may-07 WAH-64 ZJ181
    2008-may-07 WAH-64 ZJ203
    2008-may-13 WAH-64 ZJ226
    2008-may-13 WAH-64 ZJ230
    2008-jun-27 WAH-64 ZJ231
    2008-jul-21 WAH-64 ZJ187
    2008-sep-26 WAH-64 ZJ184
    2009-feb-25 WAH-64 ZJ183
    2009-apr-20 MK512 ZJ995 / AD
    2009-apr-28 WAH-64 ZJ175
    2009-apr-28 WAH-64 ZJ184
    2009-apr-28 WAH-64 ZJ200
    2009-may-08 HAR.3A ZH543 / X
    2009-may-11 WAH-64 ZJ168
    2009-may-20 HAR.3A ZH540
    2009-jun-01 WAH-64 ZJ213
    2009-jun-01 WAH-64 ZJ223
    2009-jun-01 WAH-64 ZJ231
    2009-jun-11 HAS.3 ZD249 / 636
    2009-jun-11 WAH-64 ZJ233
    2009-oct-29 WAH-64 ZJ232
    2010-may-06 WAH-64 ZJ187
    2010-may-13 HAR.3A ZH543 / X
    2010-jun-30 WAH-64 ZJ174
    2010-jul-02 HAR.3A ZH542
    2010-jul-02 WAH-64 ZJ231
    2010-jul-30 WAH-64 ZJ219
    2010-aug-05 SA330E ZA939
    2011 AAC AH.1 ZA729
    2011-mar-09 HAR.3A ZH542
    2011-mar-09 WAH-64 ZJ169
    2011-apr-27 WAH-64 ZJ172
    2011-apr-29 HAR.3A ZH540
    2011-may-03 WAH-64 ZJ205
    2011-may-06 WAH-64 ZJ222
    2011-may-10 WAH-64 ZJ197
    2011-may-25 WAH-64 ZJ168
    2011-may-25 WAH-64 ZJ202
    2011-jun-14 WAH-64 ZJ198
    2011-jun-30 WAH-64 ZJ200
    2011-aug-24 SA330E XW212
    2012-mar-11 HAR.3A ZH545
    2012-sep-18 WAH-64 ZJ188
    2012-nov-11 WAH-64 ZJ184
    2012-dec-05 MD902 G-CMBS
    2013-jan-17 EC135P2+ G-SUFK
    2013-mar-26 AH.1 ZA729 / V
    2013-apr-23 AAC WAH-64 ZJ218
    2013-may-02 AS365N3 ZJ785
    2013-jun-04 AAC AH.1 ZA729
    2013-jul-10 RAF CH-47D ZA707 / AO
    2013-jul-10 WAH-64 ZJ188
    2013-jul-25 WAH-64 ZJ203
    2014-apr-28 AAC AH1 XZ605
    2014-jul-15 HAR.3A ZH542
    2015-jun AAC AH.1 XX444
    2015-jun AAC AH.1 XT617
    2015-jun-10 WAH-64 ZJ184
    2015-jun-10 WAH-64 ZJ205
    2019-aug AAC WAH-64 ZJ225
    2019-sep-20 Gate GuardRM AH.1 XX380



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