united kingdom Shoeburyness New Ranges

Shoeburyness, England
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7.4266 Southend, England
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17.2191 Queenborough, England
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24.1308 Rettendon, England
25.1231 HMD Chatham, England



1849 to present

51 32 10 secs N - 0 48 34.2 secs E
South Shoebury
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Elevation: 5 feet


Land originally acquired by the Board of Ordnance in 1849 and has gradually expanded to take over most of the Foulness Peninsula and its constituent low-lying islands.

Situated on remote and isolated, low-lying peninsula on the Thames Estuary, with extensive tidal sand and mud flats, within Danger Area EG_D138 airspace.

Shoeburyness is the administrative centre for the main ranges on adjacent Foulness Island which once held many (mostly fixed wing) airframes. Some were permanently based (for experimentation of various sorts) and some were only passing through to have operational low level waste materials removed before being cleared for conventional scrapping.

There was a major clear out of the permanent fleet around 1993 as the UK MoD was outsourcing much of its laboratory work.

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List of units at MoD Shoeburyness

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1950/    P&EE








List of aircraft and events at MoD Shoeburyness

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1980-jan P&EEArmy Air CorpsLynx AH1XX153
1982-jul P&EEWestlandLynxXW837
1982-jul P&EERoyal Air ForceWhirlwind HAR.10XR453
1984-mar P&EEFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XN259
1984-apr Fleet Air ArmLynx HAS2XX510



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