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  • united kingdom RAF Topcliffe

    Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England

    United Kingdom




    Satellite and aerial maps of RAF Topcliffe with nearby locations


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    KmBearing
    6.1077EGNG Bagby, England
    7.7196EGXD AAC Dishforth, England
    14.3316EGXE RAF Leeming, England
    18.8152EGXU RAF Linton-on-Ouse, England
    23.9320 Marne Barracks, England
    27.3007 Picton, England



    1939 to present

    54° 12' 0'' N - 1° 23' 0'' W
    2.5nm SW of Thirsk, Yorkshire
    ICAO: EGXZIATA:
    Elevation: 92 feet




    History of this Location


    Available as a grass strip from 1939 for RAF bombers and officially opened in 1940. It closed again for further work to make its runways concrete. It reopened in mid 1942 and in Jan 1943 became an RCAF base until handed back to the RAF in Sep 1945 as part of Transport Command. It was used by Coastal Command from 1952 and then by Training Command.

    In 1972, the whole base was transferred to the Army and the main buildings are still known as Alanbrooke Barracks. In Feb 1978, the Sioux of 666 Sq were retired and at the end of Oct 1979 Scout Flt of 655 Sq departed here, in support of the newly forming Northern Ireland Regiment. The airfield part of base has been home to various AAC units but is now back with the RAF as a satellite station of nearby RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
    Since Jan 2012, Allenbrooke Barracks has also been home to one of Yorkshire Air Ambulances two helicopters.

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    List of units at RAF Topcliffe

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2012/    YAAH145 / EC145T2 2016/   
    MD902 Explorer 2006/16
    1990/92672 SquadronLynx 1990/93
    Lynx ??/94
    1988/919 REGT
    1979/913 FltSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1976/91
    1978/79655 SqSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1978/91
    Scout ??/82
    1971/79666 Squadron (Volunteers)Sioux ??/78
    1969/71660 SquadronScout 1969/77
    Sioux 1969/75






    List of aircraft and events at RAF Topcliffe

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    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1972-jul-08 666 Squadron (Volunteers) Sioux XT174
    1976 AAC AH.1 XR628
    1978-feb-22 666 Sq flypast666 Squadron (Volunteers) AB47G-3B XT131
    1978-feb-22 666 Sq flypast666 Squadron (Volunteers) AB47G-3B XT144
    1978-feb-22 666 Sq flypast666 Squadron (Volunteers) Sioux XT558
    1978-feb-22 666 Sq flypast666 Squadron (Volunteers) Sioux XW193
    1978-feb-22 666 Sq flypast666 Squadron (Volunteers) Sioux XT551
    1978-feb-22 666 Sq flypast666 Squadron (Volunteers) Sioux XT553
    2016-jul YAA H145 G-YOAA



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