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  • united kingdom RAF Northolt

    Northolt, Greater London, England

    United Kingdom





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    5.3151 Southall, England
    5.5188 Hayes, England
    7.8104 Vanguard, England
    7.9302EGLD Denham, England
    7.9323EGE01 Harefield Hospital, England
    8.1268 Pinewood, England



    1915 to present

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




    History of this Location


    Opened in Mar 1915, Northolt was one of the earliest military airfields in England, intended for night defence against Zeppelin raids. Drainage was improved and Type A hangars were built during the 1920s. The RAFs first Hurricanes arrived in Jan 1938. It was extended during 1944 to support large transport aircraft and between 1946 and 1954 it served as Londons 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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    List of units at RAF Northolt

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2012854 NASSea King ASaC.7 2006/14
    1969/    32 (The Royal) SquadronAW109SP GrandNew 2015/   
    AW109E Power 2006/   
    AS355 ecureuil 2 1996/06
    Wessex HCC.4 1995/98
    Whirlwind 1970/81
    Type 171 Sycamore 1969/72
    1957/69MCSType 171 Sycamore 1958/69



    RAF Northolt News


    SAS Renewed Support to London Air Ambulance, 26-Feb-21 : #MD902 Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) signed 3-year renewal maintenance contract for London’s Air Ambulance (LAA) two MD902 medical helicopters.







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