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RAF Leeming

Last modified: 06 Dec 2016

Country: United Kingdom    Region: Yorkshire

Locale: Leeming Bar

Latitude: 54° 16' 59" N     Longitude: -2° 28' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


RAF Leeming activated as a bomber station in 1940 operating during WW2. After the war it became a night fighter base (Mosquito, Gloster Meteor, Gloster Javelin) before becoming a Training Command airfield in 1961. The base became home to No. 3 Flying Training School (Jet Provost) until the mid-1980s when a major refurbishment program started preparing the base for Tornado F3 ops.
RAF Leeming reactivated 1988 as a Tornado F3 Main Operating Base and home of 2 Tornado F3 Squadrons. The base also hosted other hi-readiness units with both national and NATO commitments No. 34 Squadron RAF Regiment and No. 2 RAF Tactical Survive To Operate HQ.

- Hawk T1 aircraft (No 100 Sqn) and Tutor aircraft (Northumbrian University Air Squadron)
- 90 Signals Unit,
- 2 Force Protection Wing,
- No 34 Squadron RAF Regiment,
- No 609 (West Riding) RAF Auxiliary Squadron
- Joint Forward Air Controller Training and Standards Unit (JFACTSU)

Army: 10th Field Sqn (Air Suppt) Royal Engineers

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