For more help, visit the what to do in a family emergency guide. Group captain nick knight, station commander at raf odiham, said. A largely dry day on thursday with some patchy cloud but also plenty of sunshine, and it will be warm. Its current station commander is group captain nicholas knight obe raf. The album appears to have belonged to a raf leading aircrew mechanic, although one photo shows him in full flight gear exiting a cockpit, so. Egvo is a royal air force station situated a little to the south of the historic village of odiham in hampshire, england. Charity choice list of charities includes raf odiham officers mess and other army charities. Team odihams flt lt smyth recounts his experience as part of the chinook force during op initiate. Raf odiham airport odh located in odiham, england, united kingdom. Royal air force raf mildenhall is located in suffolk, england and is the largest usaf presence in the united kingdom. Contact forces raf odiham community information portal.
The flight will be customized to fit your individual needs depending on the number of passengers and level of service desired. The airfield remains a busy place with the familiar thumping rhythm of the chinooks being heard both day and night. Raf odiham has been the home for no 7 squadron since its reformation in 1982 when it reequipped as a chinook hc1 squadron under the command of wg cdr martin mayer, having previously disbanded as a canberra target facilities squadron at raf st mawgan. Raf odiham airport odh you can now add favourite airports. Vampire, sabre and venom fighters line the runway, with hastings transports, shackleton maritime patrol aircraft and b29 washington bombers behind.
The host wing is the 48th fighter wing, also known as liberty wing. It is twinned with sourdeval in the manche department of france. London to raf odiham 3 ways to travel via train, line. Burghfield is located 20 miles away on the outskirts of reading, church crookham is located 7 miles away near to fleet, alton again is located 7 miles away to the south of odiham and there are also quarters located just outside the main gates to raf odiham. Home of the uk chinook force, royal air force odiham operates three chinook squadrons and one army air. As a royal manor it was the first entry in the hampshire domesday book. King john built a castle here and it was a stepping stone to the sealing of magna carta at. Should you wish to leave a small donation towards the upkeep and ongoing running of the website, it is really appreciated. In an emergency partners and spouses of serving personnel should phone the. Raf odiham thank you thursday raf odiham community. Raf odiham heavy knit scarf one size 165 x 20cmcomes with regiment logo embroidered on. Raf odiham officers mess army charity directory charity choice. Get free quotes from mybuilders fencers near you now in raf odiham married quarters, hook.
Raf odiham is home to several helicopter squadrons flying the chinook. Situated in north hampshire, raf odiham is a front line support helicopter base working within the joint helicopter command. Rome2rio makes travelling from london to raf odiham easy. The 10 best odiham hotel deals apr 2020 tripadvisor. Find all the transport options for your trip from london to raf odiham right here. Were thrilled to announce the launch of rafa kidz, a new way the raf association is supporting raf personnel and their families. Raf odihams chinooks have recently passed the significant milestone of 2,000 hours in support of the french operation barkhane. The figure is up by 43 cases in hampshire and two on the isle of wight since monday. In an emergency partners and spouses of serving personnel should phone the joint casualty and compassionate centre jccc on 01452 519951 24 hours. Raf odiham address book key contacts for the odiham area. The host unit is the 100th air refueling wing, which is responsible for air refueling operations for us and nato forces in europe, using the boeing kc5r stratotanker.
Home of the uk chinook force, raf odiham operates three chinook squadrons. Sharing the field with the chinooks is a squadron of westland lynx ah. Fencers in raf odiham married quarters, hook find local. Its ability to lift a wide variety of complex underslung or internal freight, including vehicles, sees chinook always held at readiness under the national resilience commitment to respond to emergencies in the uk. You are really greatly located in any of the areas for shops, trips to london, etc etc. A chinook of 27 sqn based at raf odiham photographed flying low over an airfield in scotland, on a typically rainy day. Its is imperative we remember those who gave their lives for our today. Use the phone book to find people or dialling codes. The nearest railway station is at hook, on the london and south western railway. In june 2000, the odiham parish council awarded raf odiham the title of dignity in recognition of the close ties between the two communities. Royal air force odiham or more simply raf odiham iata. The office, fermoy farm, farnham rd, odiham, hook rg29 1hs, uk 01276 5368 i bought my dress over two years ago on an impulse because i loved it so much.
The wing maintains 3 active fighter aircraft squadrons and the 56th rescue squadron, and their combat search and rescue helicopters. Rafa kidz nursery is a full daycare nursery based at raf odiham. Raf odiham in hampshire is a front line support helicopter base working within the joint helicopter command. Hook to odiham, raf odiham turning one way to travel via. Royal air force odiham or more simply raf odiham is a royal air force station situated a little to the south of the historic village of odiham in hampshire, england. Odiham is a picturesque market town in north hampshire, not far from basingstoke. Raf odiham is primarily responsible for providing rapid mobility worldwide for the royal navy, army and royal air force in support of defence missions and tasks. Today raf odiham stood shoulder to shoulder with our community as we paid our respects on remembrance sunday. The latest number of cases of covid19 has been confirmed as 3,720 in hampshire and 145 on the isle of wight. Get the pdf version of the guide book direct to your computer, tablet or phone. Raf odiham is situated 560 feet north of raf odiham. Odiham is a picturesque, rural historic village in the hart district of hampshire, dating from saxon times and is the first hampshire entry in the domesday book of 1087 because it had become william the conquerors largest holding in hampshire.
Rafbf provides activity packs for raf odiham families. Raf odiham officers mess officers mess raf odiham hook hants rg29 1qt. This website is run entirely as a hobby and in my spare time, it is paid for out of my own pocket. The packs provided to families at raf odiham included craft activities, colouring pens and crayons, badges, puzzles, card games, a no worries book for anxious children and a cloud nine handbook. This is the official raf odiham community support page. Odiham banks, chambers of commerce, councils, dentists, doctors, emergency nos, fire station, halls for hire, hospitals, mp, churches, police station, recycling. Raf odiham address, phone number, email, location in odiham, hampshire, uk. Blush 1950s tulle, in mint condition, it fit me like a beautiful vintage glove. Raf odiham maps, postcode, frequencies, flight tracker. The station provides critical, rapid support for uk military operations throughout the world. To mark the 75th anniversary of op manna raf benevolent fund looks at the royal air force s more recent humanitarian aid effort at whaley bridge last year. Vat available to download immediately we cannot give refunds for ebooks or downloads.
Odiham lies on the banks of the basingstoke canal and has a rich collection of historic buildings as well as lovely countryside and canal walks nearby. Raf odiham is home to the rafs fleet of chinook helicopters. Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. It is the home of the royal air force s heavy lift helicopter, the chinook. This entitles personnel from raf odiham to march through the borough with bands playing, drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed. Airport information including flight arrivals, flight departures, instrument approach procedures, weather, location, runways, diagrams, sectional charts, navaids, radio communication frequencies, fbo and fuel prices, hotels, car rentals, sunrise and sunset times, aerial photos, terminal maps, and destination travel guides. A recently refurbished pub and hotel, located in the village of odiham in hampshire. Raf airmans photo album served at raf odiham with 247 fighter squadron 195152 here on offer is a cd containing 52 high resolution scans mostly 1200dpi produced from an original photo album. The heritage trail is on the station and is commemorating 80 years of raf odiham. If you wish to make a complaint by phone, contact the low flying complaints line this is an automated service. The day after that was to be spent at the training areas on salisbury plain where we witnessed incredible sights of the. Royal air force raf lakenheath is a royal air force station located in lakenheath, england. The chinook hc1 was the rafs second tandemrotor helicopter, the first being the bristol.
The assignment included one day at raf odiham hosted by no27 squadron to witness how the raf chinook force operates. Simply call 18668661811 or fill out our quote form and one of our flight coordinators will provide you all of the flight options available for flights from or to raf odiham. The parish in 1851 had an area of 7,354 acres with 50 acres covered by water. Raf odiham accepts genuine emergency and precautionary diversions without charge per caa cap 667 9. This is the official royal air force odiham facebook page. On the 15th of july 1953,raf odiham was the setting for what was,i believe,the largest display of military airpower that this country has ever seen. For enquiries contact the media and communications officer. There are four service families accommodation areas associated with raf odiham. Rafa kidz is nursery care that supports and nurtures little ones in the raf family, giving them the wings to fly. Based at both raf odiham in hampshire and raf benson in oxfordshire, chinook is an extremely capable and highly versatile support helicopter. Rome2rio makes travelling from hook to odiham, raf odiham turning easy. Currently 18b sqn are deployed on operation newcombe as part of the ongoing uk mission to support the french led counter insurgency operations in mali, west africa.1577 1058 272 843 1570 686 514 1564 817 66 1132 1250 191 590 954 1199 348 486 15 833 740 584 1133 538 1303 1151 83 922