bahrain RAF Muharraq

Muharraq, Muharraq Island


Satellite and aerial maps of RAF Muharraq with nearby locations

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0.7175OBBI Muharraq Intl Airport, Al Manama
7.9227 Manama Police Fort,
8.0190 Mina Salman Port, Manama
18.7196 Rifa'a Air Base,
28.3202OBKH Sakhir Air Base, Awali
39.3186OBBS Shaikh Isa Air Base, Shaikh Isa

1932 to 1971

26° 16' 12'' N - 50° 37' 59'' E
Elevation: 6 feet

History of this Location

Originally established as a civil airport on Muharraq Island in 1932, it was upgraded by the Royal Air Force as renamed RAF Bahrain in 1943. Post WWII, it was considered a peaceful posting, but in Jun 1961, the tempo of operations stepped up when it was the main land base for Operation Vantage until Aug. It was renamed RAF Muharraq in 1963 and the RAF left the base in 1971.

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List of units at RAF Muharraq

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1959/71UK Wessex (SAR) FlightWessex 1967/71
1959/71UK SAR Flight, MuharraqWessex 1967/71

List of aircraft and events at RAF Muharraq

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1967-may UK Fleet Air ArmWaspXS562

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