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Middle Wallop, Hampshire, England

United Kingdom


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0.4273 Museum of Army Flying, England
6.9126 Stockbridge, England
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9.0280 Newton Tony, England
9.1257 Porton, England

1940 to present

51° 9' 0'' N - 1° 34' 0'' W
5nm SW of Andover, Hampshire
Elevation: 297 feet

History of this Location

Opened as an RAF fighter station as part of the pre-war expansion programme with grass runways. The USAAF took it over in Aug 1943 as a fighter / reconnaissance base until Jul 1944, when it was handed back to the RAF. Then in Mar 1945 it became RNAS Middle Wallop, as HMS Flycatcher. It was returned to the RAF in 1946, reverting to a fighter station and passed to RAF 81 Group in Jul 1955.
After the Army Air Corps was formed in 1957, it became clear a Headquarters was required for the new organisation.  Middle Wallop passed from the RAF to the Army on 1 Oct 1958, and whilst the buildings have been improved and the site enlarged, the runways remain grass. It must be one of the largest operational grass airfields in Europe. The Museum of Army Flying is also on part of the base and well worth a visit.

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List of units at AAC Middle Wallop

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2011/1325 flt212 2003/   
2003/    673 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2003/   
2000/03651 SquadronLynx 1990/08
1997/    DHFSH135 / EC135T3 2018/   
H145 / EC145T2 2018/   
AW139 2009/12
AS350BB Ecureuil 1997/18
AS350BB Ecureuil 1997/18
412 1997/18
1989/    670 SquadronAS350BB Ecureuil 1997/18
1967/    D&TS
1957/666 Flt
1955/58JEHUWhirlwind 1955/59
Type 171 Sycamore 1955/59
1954/55CFS (H)
1950/571906 FltType 171 Sycamore 1950/57
1948/521901 Flt
Historic Aircraft FlightSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1980/   
Scout 1975/   
Skeeter 1969/   
SE3130 Alouette II 1969/   
Sioux 1969/   
671 SquadronLynx
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
668 Squadron

AAC Middle Wallop News

British Army Retires Last Lynx AH.7, 31-Jul-15 : British Army Air Corps retires their last Lynx AH.7 helicopter on a farewell ceremony at Middle Wallop. They will continue to use the AH.9A (until 2018) and the recently introduced Wildcat

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