JHC Flying Station Aldergrove

The Station became Joint Helicopter Flying Station Aldergrove in September 2009 when, after 91 years, the RAF ensign was lowered for the last time. The Station provides a firm base for a large number of lodger units but its principle role remains to support flying. JHCFS Aldergrove has two Wings: Station Support Unit and Operations Wing. There are two aircraft Squadrons: 651 Squadron and 665 Squadron (5 Regt AAC), which operate the Gazelle and Islander

Aldergrove is approximately 6 miles from the town of Antrim,  in the heart of Northern Ireland at the northeast corner of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles. An excellent road network gives easy access to the main tourism attractions throughout Northern Ireland. The camp itself is split into 3 sections, A site (main), B site and C site.  Entry into all sites requires ID.

Aldergrove boasts many amenities including a gym, hobby centre, various sport and recreational clubs, swimming pool, cinema, library, interactive learning centre, hairdresser, coffee shop, NAAFI bar and shop, launderette, gift shop, Mess facilities and much more. The HIVE provides a free internet, fax & photocopying service. There is also a full time nursery caring for children from 4 months to school age situated on base close to all houses and amenities.

It is now possible to contact any Army base via: Tel.0207 2189000

The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet:  acknowledgements are due to MOD Website,  Army websiteRAF,  HIVE website, &Wikipedia
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