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  • afghanistan Camp Shorabak

    Gereshk, Helmand

    Afghanistan





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    Satellite and aerial maps of Camp Bastion with nearby locations


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    KmBearing
    23.1176 FOB Edinburgh, Helmand
    34.9157OABT Bost, Helmand
    74.0045 Musa Qalah, Helmand
    85.6190OADY Camp Dwyer, Helmand
    118.2104 Camp Wilson, Kandahar
    154.2169 FOB Rhino, Helmand



    2005 to present

    31° 50' 58.88'' N - 64° 13' 25.87'' E
    Camp Bastion
    ICAO: OAZIIATA:
    Elevation: 2915 feet




    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 and renamed Camp Shorabak.

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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



    Operations


    DatesOperation
    07-oct-0131-dec-14Operation Herrick




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