united kingdom RAF Northolt

Northolt, England
united kingdom





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6.1170 Hayes, England
7.9302EGLD Denham, England
8.6201EGLL London Heathrow, England
13.1 64 Hendon, England
13.3 27EGTR Elstree, England
13.5 66 RAF Museum, England



1915 to present

51 33 N - 0 25 W
2nm NE of Uxbridge
ICAO: EGWUIATA: NHT
Elevation: 124 feet


Opened in Mar 1915, Northolt was one of the earliest military airfields in England, intended for night defence against Zeppelin raids. Drainge was improved and Type A hangars were built during the 1920s. The RAF's first Hurricanes arrived in Jan 1938. It was extended during 1944 to support large transport aircraft and between 1946 and 1954 it served as London's main civilian airport, until Heathrow was opened.
Once returned to the RAF, the civilian building on the south side were demolished and eventually replaced. The Metropolitan Communciations Squadron moved in during 1957 and this has continued to be a principal role of the base ever since. As well as visiting military VIPS and occasional Heads of State, the base has also been used for discrete arrivals and departures for Government purposes. It is also the home of 1 AIDU, the authority for distributing RAF flight planning and air safety material.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2012854 squadronSea King ASaC.7 2006/14
1969/now32 (the royal) squadronAW109SP GrandNew 2015/now
AW109E Power 2006/now
as355 ecureuil 2 1996/06
Wessex HCC.4 1995/98
whirlwind 1970/81
sycamore 1969/72
1957/69Metropolitan Communications Squadronsycamore 1958/69




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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1993-mar-16 US US Army AviationUH-60A Black Hawk87-24583
2003-feb-27 S-76CG-PACO
2006-jun-11 AW109E PowerZR322
2006-jun-11 SA330H PumaZJ954
2007-jun-10 412EPZJ240 / U
2007-jun-10 A109BAH41
2007-jun-10 AH-64D ApacheQ-05
2007-jun-10 AW109E PowerZR323
2007-jun-10 bo105p PAH-18693
2007-jun-10 CH-47D ChinookZA714 / AV
2007-jun-10 EC135P2270
2007-jun-10 EC145G-MPSA
2007-jun-10 Lynx AH7ZD560
2007-jun-10 SA330E PumaXW213
2008-jun-08 ab412spR-02
2008-jun-08 AW109E PowerZR322
2008-jun-08 AW109E PowerZR323
2008-jun-08 bo105p PAH-18629
2008-jun-08 EC135P2270
2008-jun-08 Merlin HC.3ZJ131 / P
2008-jun-08 UH-1D7118
2008-jun-08 UH-60A Black Hawk87-24584
2009-jan-01 AW109E PowerZR322
2009-jan-01 EH101 Mk.512ZK001 / AF
2009-jan-29 AW109E PowerZR323
2009-mar-01 SA330E PumaXW199
2009-mar-01 Sea King HAR.3AZH543 / X
2009-mar-19 AW109E PowerZR321
2009-may-07 Lynx HAS3ZD263 / 306
2009-may-07 Merlin HM.1ZH833
2009-may-07 Merlin HM.1ZH834 / 86
2009-may-07 Merlin HM.1ZH846
2009-may-07 Merlin HM.1ZH861 / 84
2009-may-07 Sea King HAS.1XV648 / CU-818
2009-may-07 Sea King HAS.1XV707 / 184
2009-may-07 Sea King HAS.5ZA137 / 20
2009-may-07 Sea King HC.4ZF115 / R
2009-jun-05 AS365N3 Dauphin 2ZJ781
2009-jun-05 AW139279
2009-jun-07 AS355F1 Ecureuil 2 G-TOPC
2009-jun-07 AW109E PowerZR321
2009-jun-07 HH-60G Pave Hawk89-26205 / LN
2009-jun-07 Merlin HC.3ZJ124 / H
2009-jul-01 Royal Air Force412EPZJ234
2009-jul-01 Royal Air Force412EPZJ708
2009-jul-01 Royal Air Force412EPZJ236
2009-sep-01 EC145G-MPSB
2009-dec-03 412EPZJ703
2009-dec-03 Royal Air Force412EPZJ703
2010-mar-25 A109e PowerZR325
2010-mar-25 AW109E PowerZR321
2010-jun-11 AW139275
2010-sep-01 EC145G-MPSA
2011-jan-20 AW109E PowerZR323
2011-may-26 A109BAH05
2011-may-26 AS350B1 EcureuilG-DOIT / 99
2011-oct-06 Army Air Corps212ZK067
2011-oct-06 AS555AN Fennec 25391
2011-oct-06 EC135P2271
2011-oct-06 Sea King HAR.3XZ595 / K
2012-apr IE Aer Chór na hÉireannAW139279
2012-apr-01 EC145G-MPSC
2012-apr-12 AS555AN Fennec 25468 / VX
2012-may UK Police ForcesEC145G-MPSA
2012-may-09 AW109E PowerZR323
2012-oct-18 Army Air Corps212ZJ964
2012-oct-18 A109BAH20
2012-oct-18 AW109E PowerZR322
2012-oct-18 Royal Air ForceAW109E PowerZR322
2012-oct-18 Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZA704
2012-oct-18 Army Air CorpsLynx AH1XZ196
2012-oct-18 SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ345 / M
2012-oct-18 Fleet Air ArmSea King HAS.1XV649
2013-mar-01 AS332M1 Super Puma2377 / FU
2013-mar-14 AW109E PowerZR323
2013-mar-14 EC145G-MPSB
2013-oct-17 AW109E PowerZR322
2013-oct-17 EC145G-MPSC
2013-oct-17 EC725R2 Caracal2789
2013-oct-17 MD902 ExplorerG-EHMS
2014-mar-27 EC145G-MPSC
2014-jun-14 AgustaWestland UKAW109E PowerG-CDVB
2014-jun-14 Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZA704
2014-jun-14 Queens Birthday FlypastRoyal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZA704
2014-jun-14 UK Air AmbulancesMD902 ExplorerG-EHMS
2014-oct-23 Royal Air ForceSA330E PumaXW213
2014-oct-23 Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ174
2015-mar-05 Nightshoot XVIIIFleet Air ArmSea King HAS.5ZA166
2015-jun-02 AgustaWestland UKAW109E PowerG-CDVB
2015-jun-13 AgustaWestland UKAW109E PowerG-CDVB
2015-oct-08 SA341D Gazelle HT.3G-CBSK / ZB627/A
2016-mar-17 Nightshoot XXSloane HelicoptersAW109SP GrandNewG-ZIOO
2016-mar-17 Nightshoot XXRoyal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZA681
2016-mar-17 Nightshoot XXUK Air AmbulancesMD902 ExplorerG-LNDN
2016-oct-06 Nightshoot XXIRoyal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZA683
2016-oct-06 Nightshoot XXIRoyal Air ForceSA330H PumaZJ957
2016-oct-06 Nightshoot XXIFR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreSA342M Gazelle4059
2016-oct-06 Nightshoot XXIFR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreSA342M Gazelle3862
2017-feb-28 Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZA714


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