afghanistan Camp Shorabak

Gereshk, Helmand
Afghanistan





Location


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KmBearing
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



2005 to present

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