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Army-Middle Wallop

Last modified: 20 Dec 2016
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Country: United Kingdom    Region: Hampshire

Locale: Middle Wallop

Latitude: 51° 7' 59" N     Longitude: -2° 25' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

 
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51 8'49"N 133'58"W Former RAF Middle Wallop; WW2 fighterbase also used by USAAF bomberforces.
After the war base transferred to Royal Navy becoming 'RNAS Middle Wallop'.
1946 transferred back to RAF Middle Wallop until1952.
1954 a Development Flight (CFS) with helicopters formed on the base, this led to the Joint Experimental Helicopter Unit in 1955.
In 1957, as British Army Aviation became independent of RAF, Middle Wallop transferred to Army Air Corps becoming school of Army Aviation

Current status:
- Hq Army Air Corps
- Army Aviation Center with
-- 2 and 7 Training Regiments
-- 670 Sqn (army pilot course - operational training phase)
-- 671 Sqn (conversion to Lynx, Gazelle and Bell 212)
-- 673 Sqn (conversion to Apache)
-- 25 Flt AAC (British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK)


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