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Northolt, England
United Kingdom

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5.3151 Southall, England
5.5188 Hayes, England
7.9302EGLD Denham, England
7.9323 Harefield Hospital, England
8.6201EGLL London Heathrow, England
13.1 64 Hendon, England

1915 to present

51° 33' 0'' N - 0° 25' 0'' W
2nm NE of Uxbridge
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. 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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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

List of aircraft and events at RAF Northolt

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By Date | By Serial

212ZJ964 18oct12
212ZK067 06oct11
412EPZJ234 01jul09
412EPZJ236 01jul09
412EPZJ240 / U 10jun07
412EPZJ703 03dec09 03dec09
412EPZJ708 01jul09
A109BAH05 26may11
A109BAH20 18oct12
A109BAH41 10jun07
A109E PowerZR325 25mar10
AB412SPR-02 08jun08
AH-64D ApacheQ-05 10jun07
AS332M1 Super Puma2377 / FU 01mar13
AS350B1 EcureuilG-DOIT / 99 26may11
AS355F1 Ecureuil 2 G-TOPC 07jun09
AS365N3 Dauphin 2ZJ781 05jun09
AS555AN Fennec 25391 06oct11
AS555AN Fennec 25468 / VX 12apr12
AW109E PowerG-CDVB 14jun14 02jun15 13jun15
AW109E PowerZR321 19mar09 07jun09 25mar10
AW109E PowerZR322 11jun06 08jun08 01jan09 18oct12 18oct12 17oct13
AW109E PowerZR323 10jun07 08jun08 29jan09 20jan11 09may12 14mar13
AW109SP GrandNewG-ZIOO 17mar16
AW109SP GrandNewGZ100 20nov19
AW139275 11jun10 13jun10
AW139279 05jun09 apr12
Bo105P PAH-18629 08jun08
Bo105P PAH-18693 10jun07
CH-47D ChinookZA681 17mar16
CH-47D ChinookZA683 06oct16
CH-47D ChinookZA704 18oct12 14jun14
CH-47D ChinookZA714 28feb17
CH-47D ChinookZA714 / AV 10jun07
EC135P2270 10jun07 08jun08
EC135P2271 06oct11
EC145G-MPSA 10jun07 01sep10 may12
EC145G-MPSB 01sep09 14mar13
EC145G-MPSC 01apr12 12apr12 17oct13 27mar14
EC725R2 Caracal2789 17oct13
EH101 Mk.512ZK001 / AF 01jan09
H-43 Huskie62-4536 18aug72
HH-53C Super Jolly68-10368 05aug72
HH-60G Pave Hawk89-26205 / LN 07jun09
Lynx AH1XZ196 18oct12
Lynx AH7ZD560 10jun07
Lynx HAS3ZD263 / 306 07may09
MD902 ExplorerG-EHMS 17oct13 14jun14 may18
MD902 ExplorerG-LNDN 17mar16 may18
Merlin HC.3ZJ124 / H 07jun09
Merlin HC.3ZJ131 / P 08jun08
Merlin HM.1ZH833 07may09
Merlin HM.1ZH834 / 86 07may09
Merlin HM.1ZH846 07may09
Merlin HM.1ZH861 / 84 07may09
S-55CS-883 21jul79
S-76CG-PACO 27feb03
SA316B Alouette IIIM-3 14mar19
SA330E PumaXW199 01mar09
SA330E PumaXW213 10jun07 23oct14
SA330H PumaZJ954 11jun06
SA330H PumaZJ957 06oct16
SA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ345 / M 18oct12
SA341D Gazelle HT.3G-CBSK / ZB627/A 08oct15
SA342M Gazelle3862 06oct16
SA342M Gazelle4059 06oct16
Sea King HAR.3XZ595 / K 06oct11
Sea King HAR.3AZH543 / X 01mar09
Sea King HAS.1XV648 / CU-818 07may09
Sea King HAS.1XV649 18oct12
Sea King HAS.1XV707 / 184 07may09
Sea King HAS.5ZA137 / 20 07may09
Sea King HAS.5ZA166 05mar15
Sea King HC.4ZF115 / R 07may09
Super Lynx mk88a83+12 18oct18
UH-1D7118 08jun08
UH-60A Black Hawk87-24583 16mar93
UH-60A Black Hawk87-24584 08jun08
WAH-64 ApacheZJ174 23oct14

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