united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)


Set up to be a parent to Joint Services organisations and various executive agencies (typically but not exclusively, military) of the Ministry of Defence.


QinetiQ H125 Arrived at Boscombe Down ETPS, 23-Mar-18 : QinetiQ’s first H125 / AS350B3e in the new UK MoD Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) livery arrived at MoD Boscombe Down

UK MoD’ MSHATF Renewed with CAE, 23-Oct-17 : UK Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at RAF Benson involving CH-47 Chinook, Puma and AW101 Merlin Mk3 fleets renewed to CAE

Juno and Jupiter at RIAT 2017, 12-Jul-17 : UK Defence Helicopters Flying School (DHFS) new models Juno H135 and Jupiter H145 will be on static display at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017, RAF Fairford, July 14-17

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List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
  Military Forces
    Defence Helicopter Flying School - DHFS DHFS1997 --
    Naval Aircraft Repair Organisation - NARO NARO1965 1999
    Aircraft & Armament Evaluation Establishment - A&AEE A&AEE1992 --
    Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment - A&AEE 1924 1992
    Defence Aviation Repair Agency - DARA 1999 2008
    Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering - DCAE DCAE2004 --
    Defence Evaluation and Research Agency - DERA 1995 2001
    Defence Research Agency - DRA DRA1991 1995
    Empire Test Pilots School - ETPS ETPS1943 --
    Joint Warfare EstablishmentJWE1963 1979
    Proof and Experimental EstablishmentP&EE? --
    Royal Aerospace Establishment - RAE 1988 1991
    Royal Aircraft Establishment - RAE RAE1918 1988
    Royal Signals and Radar EstablishmentRSRE1976 1991
    Testing & Evaluation EstablishmentT&EE1992 1995

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   AAC Middle WallopDHFS 1997/   
   Boscombe DownETPS 1968/   
A&AEE 1992/   
   RAF CosfordDCAE 2004/   
   RAF LynehamDCAE 2015/   
   RAF ShawburyDHFS 1997/   
   RAF ValleyDHFS 1997/   
   ShoeburynessP&EE 1950/   

Model Types

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  AH H145 / EC145T22018
  AH H135 / EC135T32017
  PZL SW-4 Solo2013
  AW AW139 320092012
  Westland Lynx1971??
  Westland Sea King1969??
  Westland Wessex1956??
  Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5119471958

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