afghanistan Camp Bastion

Gereshk, Helmand

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

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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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2013UK 847 squadronAW159 Wildcat AH1 2013/now
Lynx 2012/13
2012US HMLA-369UH-1Y Venom 2011/now
209 ah-1 cobra 1972/now
2012/14UK 857 squadronSea King ASaC.7 2006/15
2010/14UK 1710 squadron
2010/12UK 854 squadronSea King ASaC.7 2006/14
2009/13US 26th ERQSs-70 H-60 2009/13
2009/10UK 857 squadronSea King ASaC.7 2006/15
2009UK 662 squadronWAH-64 Apache 2005/now
2009/13UK 28 squadronMerlin HC.3 2001/15
2009/13UK 1419 flightMerlin HC.3 2005/14
2008/09UK 847 squadronLynx 1995/12

News about this location :

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

Events Login to Edit

By Date | By Serial

2006 Royal Air ForceSA330E PumaZA936
2008 Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZH892
2009-aug Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZH891
2009-nov 1419 Flt Royal Air ForceMerlin HC.3ZJ120
2009-nov 1419 Flt 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 accident Royal Air ForceMerlin HC.3ZJ138
2011-may 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-jun-02 214STN393AL
2014-apr-12 Fleet Air ArmSea King HAS.1XV714
2014-jun-01 US Marine CorpsCH-53E Super Stallion163063

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