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.

This catch-all includes previous organisations known as the War Department, Ministry of Aircraft Production and Ministry of Supply.


Another Jupiter Arrived at RAF Shawbury, 27-May-20 : #Jupiter The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) part of the United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) took delivery at RAF Shawbury of a brand new Airbus EC145T2/H145 known as Jupiter HT1 in British service. It is the fourth delivered and three more are expected

RAF Training Building Named Duke of Cambridge, 10-Mar-20 : #UKMFTS The training facility at RAF Shawbury named in honour of The Duke of Cambridge. The building is part of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) and houses flying simulators

UK MoD Orders Four More H145 Jupiter, 22-Jan-20 : #Jupiter British Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed £183M contract for 4 new H145/EC145T2, or Jupiter HT.1, and an additional simulator to be added to the 3 helicopters already in use by private contractor Ascent in the joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS)

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List of Helicopter Operators

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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 Radar EstablishmentRRE1953 1976
    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/   
   MoD ShoeburynessP&EE 1950/   
   RAF CosfordDCAE 2004/   
   RAF LynehamDCAE 2015/   
   RAF ShawburyDHFS 1997/   
   RAF ValleyDHFS 1997/   

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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