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  • united kingdom HMS Siskin

    Gosport, Hampshire, England

    United Kingdom

    Satellite and aerial maps of HMS Siskin with nearby locations

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    0.6040 HMS Sultan, England
    2.9190 Stokes Bay, England
    3.0308EGHF Lee-on-Solent, England
    3.2050 Fareham Creek, England
    3.8107 Fort Blockhouse, England
    3.9357EGVF Fleetlands, England

    1914 to 1956

    50° 48' 0'' N - 1° 10' 0'' W
    2nm NW of Gosport, Hampshire
    Elevation: 16 feet

    History of this Location

    Opened in 1914 after runways were laid to the north and west of Fort Grange and Fort Rowner. After brief naval occupancy, it became a Royal Flying Corps base in Jan 1915. It was under RAF control from Apr 1918 when the service formed. Its original (short) runways were laid during the early 1930s for deck landing practice but were extended in 1940.

    After WWII, it transferred from RAF 16 Group and commissioned as HMS Siskin (RNAS Gosport) on 1 Aug 1945, although an FAA maintenance unit had been based here since May 1940. At this time, the Aircraft Handling, Safety Equipment and Firefighting School was established here. It became famous in May 1947 as the location of the first Royal Navy exclusively helicopter equipped squadron. The airfield closed on 31 May 1956 and by 1985 the runways had been dug over and covered by housing.
    HMS Sultan (qv) opened on 1 Jun 1956 in the north east corner of the old RNAS Gosport airfield, immediately south of Fort Rowner.

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    List of units at HMS Siskin

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1954845 NASS-55 H-19 1954/55
    1953706 NASS-55 H-19 1953/54
    UH-12B HTE-2 1953
    1952848 NASS-55 H-19 1952/56
    1947/55705 NASWhirlwind 1955/66
    Whirlwind 1954/60
    UH-12B HTE-2 1953/63
    S-55 H-19 1953/56
    S-55 H-19 1953
    dragonfly 1952/60
    Skeeter 1952
    dragonfly 1950/53
    S-51 / R-5 / H-5 1949
    R-4 Hoverfly 1947/50

    List of aircraft and events at HMS Siskin

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    1952-jan Trials with 705 NASMinistry of Defence (MoD) Skeeter 3 WF113
    1952-oct 705 NAS /709-GJ HR.3 WG709
    1953-may 705 NAS /711-GJ HR.3 WN495
    1954-jun-10 AccidentRN UH-12B XB475
    1954-sep 705 NAS /707-GJ HR.3 WN495
    1955-jan-20 Accident705 NAS /707-GJ HR.3 WN495
    1955-jun 705 NAS /703 HAR.1 XA863
    1955-jul-05 Accident705 NAS /703 HAR.1 XA863

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