afghanistan Camp Bastion

Gereshk, Helmand

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24.9171 FOB Edinburgh, Helmand
74.7 47 Musa Qalah, Helmand
85.8187OADY Camp Dwyer, Helmand
121.0104 Camp Wilson, Kandahar
156.2168 FOB Rhino, Helmand
160.3103OAKN Kandahar, Kandahar

31° 51' 50.76'' N - 64° 11' 52.08'' E
Camp Bastion

History of this Location

The British were established in Camp Bastion (which became their main base in theatre) in 2006 and finally lowered the Union Flag after a ceremony on 26 Oct 2014, when it was handed over to the Afghans.

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List of units at Camp Bastion

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2013UK 847NASAW159 Wildcat AH1 2013/   
Lynx 2012/13
2012US HMLA-369UH-1Y Venom 2011/   
209 AH-1 Cobra 1972/   
2012/14UK 857 NASSea King ASaC.7 2006/15
2010/14UK 1710 Squadron
2010/12UK 854 NASSea King ASaC.7 2006/14
2010/11UK 654 SquadronWAH-64 Apache ??/14
SA341B Gazelle AH.1 ??/07
2009/13US 26th ERQSS-70 H-60 2009/13
2009/10UK 857 NASSea King ASaC.7 2006/15
2009UK 662 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2005/   
2009/13UK 28 SquadronMerlin HC.3 2001/15
2009/13UK 1419 FltMerlin HC.3 2005/14
2008/09UK 847NASLynx 1995/12
2006/07UK 656 SquadronWAH-64 Apache 2003/   
2006UK 664 Squadron

Camp Bastion News

US Marines Ended Afghanistan Operations, 29-Oct-14 : Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan Final elements depart Helmand province Oct.27 ending more than five years of operations. Afghan Army 215th Corps will now provide security to the region

Last Marines in Afghanistan preparing to redeploy, 04-Jul-14 : CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan by 1st Lt. Garth Langley — Thomas Paine once said, "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." As the nation honors Independence Day during patriotic celebrations across the nation, deployed U.S. service members with Regional Command (Southwest) paused briefly to honor America, July 4, 2014.

Royal Navy Sea Kings 5 years in Afghan skies, 04-Jun-14 : UK Forces have been deployed in Afghanistan since 2002 under Operation Herrick pushing back the Taliban and preventing them from using the country as a base for terrorism

UK Apaches reaches 50,000 hs in Afghanistan, 14-Apr-14 : The British Army s Apache attack helicopters, operated by the Army Air Corps, flew their 50,000th hour on operation in Afghanistan recently.

HH-60G Rescue Sqd deactivates at Camp Bastion, 06-Jan-14 : CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan by 1st Lt Trevor Martin, 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron - The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew of the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and pararescuemen of the 651st Expeditionary Rescue Flight, deployed here, sat alert for the last time Dec. 31, 2013.

11-Apr-11 - Osprey Makes Historic Intercontinental Flight
13-Nov-09 - UH-1Y from HMLA-367 first combat deployment


07-oct-0131-dec-14Operation Herrick

List of aircraft and events at Camp Bastion

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By Date | By Serial

2006 UK Royal Air ForceSA330E PumaZA936
2006-sep 656 SquadronUK Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ172
2006-sep 656 SquadronUK Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ179
2006-sep 656 SquadronUK Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ193
2006-sep 656 SquadronUK Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ196
2006-sep 656 SquadronUK Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ204
2008 UK Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZH892
2008-jun-27 accidentUK Fleet Air ArmSea King HC.4ZA296
2009 US US Marine CorpsUH-1Y Venom167793
2009-aug UK Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZH891
2009-nov 1419 FltUK Royal Air ForceMerlin HC.3ZJ120
2009-nov 1419 FltUK Royal Air ForceMerlin HC.3ZJ130
2010-feb-21 Lynx AH1XZ670
2010-feb-21 Merlin HC.3ZJ124 / H
2010-feb-22 Lynx AH1XZ679
2010-feb-22 WAH-64 ApacheZJ184
2010-jun-23 accidentUK Royal Air ForceMerlin HC.3ZJ138
2011-may US US Marine CorpsUH-1Y Venom167989
2011-may-01 Lynx AH9ZG916
2011-jun-01 CH-53D Sea Stallion156955 / YH-40
2011-jun-01 UH-1Y Venom167805
2012-jan-16 US AAR Corp214STN5748M
2012-jun-02 214STN393AL
2014-apr-12 UK Fleet Air ArmSea King HAS.1XV714
2014-jun-01 US US Marine CorpsCH-53E Super Stallion163063

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