united kingdom AAC Middle Wallop

Middle Wallop, England
united kingdom

0.4273 Museum of Army Flying, England
7.0 22EGWA Andover, England
7.1342EGHO Thruxton, England
10.3 56 Picket Twenty, England
12.6271EGDM Boscombe Down, England
14.7 29 Bourne Park, England

1940 to present

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

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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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2011/1325 flight, army air corps212 2003/   
2003/    673 squadronWAH-64 Apache 2003/   
1997/    Defence Helicopter Flying SchoolH135 / EC135T3 2018/   
H145 / EC145T2 2018/   
AW139 2009/   
AS350BB Ecureuil 1997/   
AS350BB Ecureuil 1997/   
AS350 Ecureuil 1997/   
412 1997/   
1989/    670 squadronAS350BB Ecureuil 1997/   
1957/666 Flight
1955/58joint experimental helicopter unitWhirlwind 1955/59
Type 171 Sycamore 1955/59
1954/55Central Flying School
1950/571906 (helicopter) flightType 171 Sycamore 1950/57
1948/521901 (air observation post) flight
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

News about this location

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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1954 Royal Air ForceUH-12B HTE-2XB515
1966-oct-12 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT498
1968-jun-14 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT498
1973-jul-28 Lynx HAS2XX510
1975-jul-06 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT847
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsAB47G-3BXT108
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsAB47G-3BXT131
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT151
1975-jul-26 Royal MarinesSiouxXT197
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT207
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT211
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT220
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT228
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT243
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT801
1975-jul-26 Army Air CorpsSiouxXT803
1976-feb Army Air CorpsAB47G-3BXT108
1976-feb Army Air CorpsAB47G-3BXT131
1976-apr Army Air CorpsAB47G-3BXT102
1977-sep-14 Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ302
1979-jul-28 Army Air DayWestland30G-GBHF
1979-jul-28 Army Air DayUS US Army AviationAH-1G Cobra70-15941
1979-jul-28 Army Air DayUS US Army AviationAH-1G Cobra70-16031
1979-jul-28 Army Air DayDE HeeresfliegerCH-53G84+84
1979-jul-28 Army Air DayDE HeeresfliegerCH-53G84+98
1979-jul-28 Army Air DayUS US Army AviationOH-58A Kiowa69-16245
1979-jul-28 Gate GuardianArmy Air CorpsType 171 SycamoreXG502
1979-jul-28 Army Air DayDE HeeresfliegerUH-1D72+16
1979-jul-28 Army Air Daywa.116 autogyroG-ARZB
1982-apr Army Air CorpsScout AH.1XP893
1982-jul-23 A109aMM81012 / EI-853
1982-jul-23 Army Air DayUS US Army AviationAH-1G Cobra71-21018
1982-jul-23 Army Air DayRoyal Air ForceSA330E PumaXW226
1982-jul-23 Army Air CorpsSE3130 Alouette IIXN132
1982-jul-23 SE3130 Alouette IIF-BYAM
1982-jul-23 BE Force Aérienne BelgeSea King Mk.48RS02
1982-jul-24 A109aAE-331 / CC
1984-jul-01 hkp4b04063
1984-jul-06 A109aMM81010 / EI-851
1984-jul-06 AB204B03313 / 53
1984-jul-06 HSS-1 SeabatB4 / OT-ZKD
1984-jul-06 S-61LXV370
1984-jul-06 SA319B Alouette III262
1984-jul-06 SA321G Super Frelon122
1984-jul-06 SA341B Gazelle AH.1ZA737 / V
1984-jul-07 LynxZE477
1984-jul-07 Lynx AH1XZ215
1984-jul-07 Lynx mk25265
1984-jul-07 SA341D Gazelle HT.3XZ936
1984-jul-07 SE3160 Alouette IIIA-499
1984-jul-07 Sea King Mk.48RS04
1984-jul-07 Wessex HC.2XT604
1986-jun-01 AB212MM81128 / EI-412
1986-jun-01 hkp4b04063
1986-jun-01 SA321G Super Frelon122
1986-jul-01 S-61A-1U-240
1986-jul-01 Sea King Mk.48RS03
1988-jul-16 AB204B03313 / 53
1988-jul-16 kv-107ii-16 hkp4c04068 / 68
1990-jul Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB688
1990-jul-22 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XW903 / E
1992-may-10 Sea King HAR.3ZE370 / T
1993-sep-05 MD520NVR-CDD
1993-sep-05 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XW911 / I
1993-sep-05 SA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB688 / H
1993-sep-05 SA341C Gazelle HT.2ZB649 / CU-43
1993-sep-05 SA341G GazelleG-MANN
1994-may-01 SA341C Gazelle HT.2ZB647
1994-may-01 Tiger / TigreF-ZWWW
1994-may-13 SA341C Gazelle HT.2XZ941 / B
1994-may-14 SA341C Gazelle HT.2ZB649 / CU-43
1994-may-14 SA341D Gazelle HT.3ZB629
1994-may-15 UH-1D IroquoisNZ3802 / 02
1996-jun-15 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XX378 / Q
1996-jun-15 SA341C Gazelle HT.2ZB646 / CU-59
1998-jun-12 107-ii04064
1998-jun-13 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XX403 / U
1998-jun-13 Wessex HC.2XR497 / F
1998-jun-14 AB412HP11332
1998-jun-14 AS350BB EcureuilZJ260
1998-jun-14 Sea King Mk.48RS01
2000-sep-02 SA321G Super Frelon160
2000-sep-02 Sea King HC.4ZG820 / A
2000-sep-10 OH-58B Kiowa3C-OB
2004-sep-18 Lynx AH1XX153
2004-nov-18 LynxZD559
2004-nov-29 Lynx AH1XZ184 / Z
2005-jan-08 WAH-64 ApacheZJ200
2005-feb-08 WAH-64 ApacheZJ215
2005-feb-08 WAH-64 ApacheZJ233
2005-mar-07 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XX403 / U
2005-mar-11 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ338
2005-mar-18 Lynx AH1XZ652 / T
2005-apr-18 Lynx AH7ZE380
2005-apr-19 Scout AH.1XT626 / Q
2006-jan-26 Merlin HC.3ZJ130 / O
2006-apr-04 S-92N908W
2006-jul-29 AS350BB EcureuilZJ253
2006-nov Army Air CorpsAS350BB EcureuilZJ249
2006-nov Army Air CorpsAS350BB EcureuilZJ246
2006-nov Army Air CorpsAS350BB EcureuilZJ245
2006-nov Army Air CorpsAS350BB EcureuilZJ244
2006-nov Army Air CorpsAS350BB EcureuilZJ252
2006-nov Army Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ606
2006-nov Army Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ655
2006-nov Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XX403
2006-nov Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XW848
2006-nov Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB673
2006-nov Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ320
2008 Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ347
2008-mar-26 Lynx AH1ZD281 / K
2009-mar-24 AS365N3 Dauphin 2ZJ780
2009-apr-29 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ349 / G
2009-apr-29 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ327
2009-apr-29 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ320
2009-apr-29 SE3130 Alouette IIXR379
2009-aug-04 Lynx AH1XZ220
2009-oct Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XX399
2009-oct-12 WAH-64 ApacheZJ194
2010-feb-17 SE3130 Alouette IIXR379
2010-apr-12 WAH-64 ApacheZJ168
2010-apr-12 WAH-64 ApacheZJ211
2010-jun-15 212ZK206
2010-jul-15 AH-1G Cobra70-15990
2010-jul-15 AS350BB EcureuilZJ253 / 53
2010-jul-15 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ345 / M
2010-oct-07 Scout AH.1XT626 / Q
2011-sep-23 212ZJ964 / A
2011-sep-23 212ZJ966 / C
2011-sep-24 212ZJ969 / K
2012-feb Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XX392
2012-feb-13 212ZK067
2012-jul-12 212ZJ964 / A
2012-jul-12 Scout AH.1XT626 / Q
2013-apr-23 Lynx HAS2XZ245
2014 Army Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ654
2014-jul-25 212ZK067
2015 WaspG-KAXT
2015-jul-31 Retirement flypastArmy Air CorpsLynx AH1ZD280
2015-jul-31 Retirement flypastArmy Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ616
2015-jul-31 Retirement flypastArmy Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ184
2015-jul-31 Retirement flypastArmy Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ651
2015-jul-31 Retirement flypastArmy Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ670
2015-jul-31 Retirement flypastArmy Air CorpsLynx AH7ZE378
2016-jan-11 Army Air Corps212ZJ964
2016-aug-10 Army Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ184
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversaryAB206BG-KETH
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversaryH130 / EC130T2G-PERT
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversaryMD500EG-HUEZ
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341B Gazelle AH.1G-CDNO
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversaryArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ320
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341C Gazelle HT.2G-CTFS
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341C Gazelle HT.2G-ZZLE
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341D Gazelle HT.3G-CBSK
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341G GazelleN341AS
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341G GazelleG-GAZA
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341G GazelleN901B
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA341G GazelleYU-HEY
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversarySA342J GazelleYU-HPZ
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversaryFR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreSA342L-1 Gazelle4207
2017-apr-08 Gazelle 50th AnniversaryFR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreSA342M Gazelle4072
2017-aug Lynx HAS2XZ233
2018-jan-27 Army Air CorpsLynx AH9ZG885
2018-jan-27 Army Air CorpsLynx AH9ZG917
2018-jan-28 Lynx HAS3ZD262

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