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  • united kingdom AAC Wattisham

    Wattisham, Suffolk, England

    United Kingdom


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    6.0165EGST Elmsett, England
    10.5175 Benton End, England
    11.8129 Abbey Oaks, England
    16.6122 Ipswich Harbour, England
    18.4316 Rougham, England
    18.5115EGE65 Ipswich Hospital, England

    1939 to present

    52° 7' 38'' N - 0° 57' 23'' E
    8.5nm NW of Ipswich, Suffolk
    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 Re-activated as an Army base with new hangars added, to house units withdrawn from Germany.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 SqWAH-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

    AAC Wattisham News

    First AH-64E Apache to British Army, 27-Nov-20 : #Apaches The first two AH-64E Version 6 Apaches were delivered to the British Army. Boeing is rebuilding 38 Westland-built AH-64D through 2024. Additional new-built aircraft are planned

    List of aircraft and events at AAC Wattisham

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    By Date | By Serial

    AH.1XT617 jun15
    AH.1XW913 jul99
    AH.1XX375 jul99
    AH.1XX380 20sep19
    AH.1XX381 jul99
    AH.1XX385 jul99
    AH.1XX444 jun15
    AH.1XX460 jul99
    AH.1XZ303 jul99
    AH.1XZ328 jul99
    AH.1XZ337 jul99
    AH.1ZA729 11 04jun13
    AH.1ZA729 / V 26mar13
    AH.1ZA771 jul99
    AH1? 07sep06
    AH1XX153 mar96
    AH1XZ171 jul99
    AH1XZ177 jul99
    AH1XZ190 jul99
    AH1XZ198 jul99
    AH1XZ605 28apr14
    AH1XZ617 jul99
    AH1XZ642 jul99
    AH1XZ643 jul99
    AH1XZ653 jul99
    AH1XZ664 jul99
    AH1XZ669 jul99
    AH7ZE378 jul99
    AH7ZF538 jul99 13jul06
    AH7ZF539 jul99
    AH7ZF540 jul99
    AH9ZG885 jul99
    AH9ZG886 jul99
    AH9ZG887 jul99
    AH9ZG888 jul99
    AH9ZG889 jul99
    AH9ZG914 jul99
    AH9ZG923 jul99
    AS365N3ZJ785 02may13
    CH-47DZA673 / A 28jan06
    CH-47DZA707 / AO 10jul13
    CH-47DZA714 21jun06
    CH-47DZH776 28jan06
    EC135P2+G-SUFK 17jan13
    EC135T1G-SUFF 14oct00
    HAR.3AZH540 04sep99 20may09 29apr11
    HAR.3AZH540 / U 26oct05 30jun06
    HAR.3AZH541 18aug99
    HAR.3AZH542 17feb06 02jul10 09mar11 15jul14
    HAR.3AZH542 / W 12jun07
    HAR.3AZH543 / X 20apr04 20oct06 15nov07 07may08 08may09 13may10
    HAR.3AZH544 26oct05 01may08
    HAR.3AZH545 18aug99 11mar12
    HAS.1XV676 / ZE 01may08
    HAS.3ZD249 / 636 11jun09
    HU.5XS488 apr96
    MD902G-CMBS 05dec12
    MI-17? 07sep06
    MK512ZJ995 / AD 20apr09
    SA330EXW212 24aug11
    SA330EZA939 05aug10
    Skeeter 7XL739 95 jan05
    Sycamore 4XJ897 68
    WAH-64ZJ168 01feb08 11may09 25may11
    WAH-64ZJ169 09mar11
    WAH-64ZJ172 27apr11
    WAH-64ZJ173 13mar06
    WAH-64ZJ174 30jun06 30jun10
    WAH-64ZJ175 28apr09
    WAH-64ZJ181 01aug07 07may08
    WAH-64ZJ183 25feb09
    WAH-64ZJ184 03sep07 26sep08 28apr09 11nov12 10jun15
    WAH-64ZJ185 03sep07
    WAH-64ZJ186 03sep07
    WAH-64ZJ187 29jun06 21jul08 06may10
    WAH-64ZJ188 18sep12 10jul13
    WAH-64ZJ194 15jun06
    WAH-64ZJ197 10may11
    WAH-64ZJ198 14jun11
    WAH-64ZJ200 28apr09 30jun11
    WAH-64ZJ202 25may11
    WAH-64ZJ203 07may08 25jul13
    WAH-64ZJ205 15jun06 03may11 10jun15
    WAH-64ZJ213 01jun09
    WAH-64ZJ218 23apr13
    WAH-64ZJ219 30jul10
    WAH-64ZJ222 10sep07 06may11
    WAH-64ZJ223 01jun09
    WAH-64ZJ225 aug19
    WAH-64ZJ226 31oct06 13may08
    WAH-64ZJ230 13may08
    WAH-64ZJ231 27jun08 01jun09 02jul10
    WAH-64ZJ232 10sep07 29oct09
    WAH-64ZJ233 11jun09

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