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No. 1419 Flight RAF
NO. 1419 (TACTICAL SUPPORT) FLIGHT RAF was a flight within the Royal Air Force . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Second World War * 1.2 Iraq
Iraq
War * 1.3 Afghanistan
Afghanistan
* 2 References * 2.1 Citations * 2.2 Bibliography HISTORYSECOND WORLD WARNo. 419 ( Special
Special
Duties) Flight was formed at RAF North Weald on 21 August 1940, It moved to RAF Stradishall where it was disbanded to form NO. 1419 (SPECIAL DUTIES) FLIGHT on 1 March 1941, continuing to fly Westland Lysander
Westland Lysander
STOL aircraft, Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bombers and Martin Maryland reconnaissance bombers on Special Operations Executive clandestine operations. The flight was disbanded at RAF Newmarket on 25 August 1941 to form No. 138 Squadron RAF
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AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3
The AGUSTAWESTLAND AW101 is a medium-lift helicopter used in both military and civil applications. It was developed by a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the United Kingdom and Agusta in Italy in response to national requirements for a modern naval utility helicopter. Several operators, including the armed forces of Britain, Denmark, Norway and Portugal, use the name MERLIN for their AW101 aircraft. It is manufactured at factories in Yeovil , England and Vergiate , Italy; licensed assembly work has also taken place in Japan and the United States . Prior to 2007, the aircraft had been marketed under the designation EH101. The original designation was EHI 01 but a transcription error of a handwritten note changed this to EH101 and the designation stuck. In 2000, Westland Helicopters and Agusta merged to form AgustaWestland , leading to the type's redesignation as AW101. The type first flew in 1987, and entered into service in 1999
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RAF North Weald
NORTH WEALD AIRFIELD (ICAO : EGSX) is an operational general aviation aerodrome , in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett in Epping Forest , Essex
Essex
, England
England
. It was an important fighter station during the Battle of Britain , when it was known as the RAF Station
RAF Station
RAF NORTH WEALD. It is the home of NORTH WEALD AIRFIELD MUSEUM. Although unlicensed it is home to many private aircraft and historic types, and is host to a wide range of events throughout the year, including the Air-Britain Classic Fly-in and smaller airshows
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RAF Stradishall
ROYAL AIR FORCE STRADISHALL or more simply RAF STRADISHALL is a former Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station located 4.7 miles (7.6 km) north east of Haverhill , Suffolk
Suffolk
and 9 miles (14 km) south west of Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk, England
England
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Current use * 3 References * 3.1 Citations * 3.2 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORYThe airfield was home to a number of squadrons during its lifetime: * No. 1 Squadron RAF
No. 1 Squadron RAF
, No. 9 Squadron RAF , No. 35 Squadron RAF , No. 51 Squadron RAF , No. 54 Squadron RAF , No. 75 Squadron RAF , No. 85 Squadron RAF , No. 89 Squadron RAF . * No. 101 Squadron RAF , No. 109 Squadron RAF , No. 115 Squadron RAF , No. 125 Squadron RAF , No
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RAF Newmarket
RAF NEWMARKET was a Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station located near Newmarket , Suffolk
Suffolk
, England
England
, near the border with Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
. In the 1950s - 1960s a new camp appeared under the name RAF Newmarket
RAF Newmarket
on the Dullingham Road.This was a Communications Unit under Signals Command and contained Eastern Communications Centre (Commcen Eastern) and North Eastern Communications Centre (Commcen North East) and staffed mainly by National Service and h Regular Personnel.The administration of this camp was from RAF Waterbeach
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Basra International Airport
BASRAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Arabic : مطار البصرة الدولي‎‎) (IATA : BSR, ICAO : ORMM) is the second largest international airport in Iraq, and is located in the southern city of Basra . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Construction * 1.2 Renovation and military use * 2 Airlines and destinations * 3 Ground operations * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYCONSTRUCTIONThe airport was built in the 1980s and then developed in the 1980s by the Iraqi Government department State Organisation for Roads and Bridges (SORB) as a gateway to the only port in Iraq. This second phase of development was completed by a joint venture comprising Strabag Bau AG of Cologne, Billfinger "> It is claimed that the airport was built only as a facility for VIPs and was only used rarely
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Iraq
Coordinates : 33°N 44°E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44 Republic of Iraq * جمهورية العـراق ( Arabic ) * كۆماريى عێراق (Kurdish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: الله أكبر ( Arabic ) "Allahu Akbar " (transliteration ) "God is the Greatest" ANTHEM: "_ Mawtini _" "موطني" "My Homeland" Capital and largest city
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Camp Bastion
CAMP SHORABAK (formerly CAMP BASTION) is an Afghan Ministry of Defense airbase located northwest of the city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province , Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. The base has barracks for the Afghan National Army . Between 2005 and October 2014 it was the logistics hub for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations in Helmand during the War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Operation Herrick
Operation Herrick
, and it was capable of accommodating over 32,000 people. The camp was built by the British Army
British Army
and was the largest British overseas military camp built since the Second World War
Second World War
. The base was also home to troops from a number of nations, including the United States of America and Denmark
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Afghanistan
Coordinates : 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan * _د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت_ ( Pashto ) * _Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat_ * _جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان_ (Dari ) * _Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh Afġānestān_ Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله "Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh" "There is no god but God; Muhammad is the messenger of God
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Westland Lysander
The WESTLAND LYSANDER was a British army co-operation and liaison aircraft produced by Westland Aircraft used immediately before and during the Second World War. After becoming obsolete in the army co-operation role, the aircraft's exceptional short-field performance enabled clandestine missions using small, unprepared airstrips behind enemy lines to place or recover agents, particularly in occupied France with the help of the French Resistance
French Resistance
. British army air co-operation aircraft were named after mythical or historical military leaders; in this case the Spartan general Lysander
Lysander
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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
The ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH A.W.38 WHITLEY was one of three British twin-engined, front line medium bomber types that were in service with the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) at the outbreak of the Second World War . Alongside the Vickers Wellington
Vickers Wellington
and the Handley Page Hampden
Handley Page Hampden
, the Whitley was developed during the mid-1930s according to Air Ministry Specification B.3/34 , which it was subsequently selected to meet. In 1937, the Whitley formally entered into RAF squadron service, it was the first of the three medium bombers to be introduced. Following the outbreak of war in September 1939, the Whitley participated in the first RAF bombing raid upon German territory and remained an integral part of the early British bomber offensive until the introduction of four-engined "heavies"
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Martin Maryland
The MARTIN MODEL 167 was an American -designed medium bomber that first flew in 1939. It saw action in World War II with France and the United Kingdom , where the latter named it the MARYLAND. CONTENTS * 1 Design and development * 2 Operational history * 2.1 French service * 2.2 British service * 3 Operators * 4 Specifications (Maryland Mk I) * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Martin XA-22, 13 April 1939. In response to a United States Army Air Corps light bomber requirement issued in 1938, the Glenn L. Martin Company produced their MODEL 167, which was given the official designation XA-22. Martin's design was a twin-engine all-metal monoplane, capable of around 310 mph (500 km/h) with a crew of three
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Agustawestland Aw101
The AGUSTAWESTLAND AW101 is a medium-lift helicopter used in both military and civil applications. It was developed by a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Agusta
Agusta
in Italy in response to national requirements for a modern naval utility helicopter. Several operators, including the armed forces of Britain, Denmark, Norway
Norway
and Portugal, use the name MERLIN for their AW101 aircraft. It is manufactured at factories in Yeovil , England and Vergiate , Italy; licensed assembly work has also taken place in Japan and the United States
United States
. Prior to 2007, the aircraft had been marketed under the designation EH101. The original designation was _EHI 01_ but a transcription error of a handwritten note changed this to _EH101_ and the designation stuck
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Flight (military Unit)
A FLIGHT is a military unit in an air force , naval air service, or army air corps. It is usually composed of three to six aircraft , with their aircrews and ground staff; or, in the case of a non-flying GROUND FLIGHT, no aircraft and a roughly equivalent number of support personnel. In most usages, multiple flights make up a squadron . The "flight" is also a basic unit for intercontinental ballistic missiles . Foreign languages equivalents include escadrille (French ), escuadrilla (Spanish ), esquadrilha (Portuguese ) and Schwarm (German ). CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Commonwealth usage * 2.1 Aircraft flights * 2.2 Ground flights * 3 American usage * 4 References * 5 External links ORIGINSThe use of the term "flight" to describe a collection of aircraft (typically four in the early days of aviation) dates back to around 1912
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Royal Air Force
The ROYAL AIR FORCE (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force . Formed towards the end of the First World War
First World War
on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following victory over the Central Powers
Central Powers
in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history , in particular, playing a large part in the Second World War
Second World War
where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain

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Special Operations Executive
The SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) was a British World War II organisation. Following Cabinet approval, it was officially formed by Minister of Economic Warfare Hugh Dalton on 22 July 1940, to conduct espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe (and later, also in occupied Southeast Asia ) against the Axis powers , and to aid local resistance movements . One of the organisations from which SOE was created was also involved in the formation of the Auxiliary Units , a top secret "stay-behind " resistance organisation which would have been activated in the event of a German invasion of Britain . Few people were aware of SOE's existence. To those who were part of it or liaised with it, it was sometimes referred to as "the Baker Street Irregulars ", after the location of its London headquarters. It was also known as "Churchill's Secret Army" or the "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare"
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