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MoD Boscombe Down

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MoD Boscombe Down is the home of a military aircraft testing site, located near the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. [1]

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Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment

The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) was a research facility for British military aviation from 1918 to 1992.

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Air Defence of Great Britain

The Air Defence of Great Britain (ADGB) was a RAF command comprising substantial army and RAF elements responsible for the air defence of the British Isles.

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Air Warfare Centre

The Air Warfare Centre (AWC) is a Royal Air Force research and testing organisation based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

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Aircraft

An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.

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Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust

The Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (ABCT), founded 2006, is a non-profit organisation that works to preserve and protect airfields in Great Britain, as well as educating people about their history.

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Amesbury

Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England.

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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 (RAF) at the outbreak of the Second World War.

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Asphalt

Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum.

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Aurora (aircraft)

Aurora was a rumored mid-1980s American reconnaissance aircraft.

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Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps

The Aviation Section, Signal Corps, was the aerial warfare service of the United States from 1914 to 1918, and a direct statutory ancestor of the United States Air Force.

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Avro Anson

The Avro Anson is a British twin-engined, multi-role aircraft built by the aircraft manufacturer Avro.

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BAC TSR-2

The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 was a cancelled Cold War strike and reconnaissance aircraft developed by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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BAE Systems Hawk

The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft.

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Black project

A black project is a term used by United States and United Kingdom militaries for a highly classified military or defense project publicly unacknowledged by government, military personnel, and contractors.

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British Armed Forces

The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.

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Concrete

Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete, is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently a lime-based cement binder, such as Portland cement, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement.

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Defence Evaluation and Research Agency

The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (normally known as DERA) was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) between 1995 and 2 July 2001.

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Defence Research Agency

The Defence Research Agency (normally known as DRA) was an executive agency of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) from April 1991 until April 1995.

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Empire Test Pilots' School

The Empire Test Pilots' School (ETPS) is a British training school for test pilots and flight test engineers of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft at MoD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, England.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English Electric Lightning

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era.

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Fairey Battle

The Fairey Battle was a British single-engine light bomber designed and manufactured by the Fairey Aviation Company.

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Flight test

Flight testing is a branch of aeronautical engineering that develops and gathers data during flight of an aircraft, or atmospheric testing of launch vehicles and reusable spacecraft, and then analyzes the data to evaluate the aerodynamic flight characteristics of the vehicle in order to validate the design, including safety aspects.

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Folland Gnat

The Folland Gnat is a British compact swept-wing subsonic fighter aircraft that was developed and produced by Folland Aircraft.

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Handley Page Halifax

The Handley Page Halifax was a Royal Air Force (RAF) four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War.

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Handley Page Heyford

The Handley Page Heyford was a twin-engine British biplane bomber of the 1930s.

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Hawker Hind

The British Hawker Hind was a Royal Air Force light bomber of the inter-war years produced by Hawker Aircraft.

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Hawker Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd.

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Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron

#REDIRECT MoD Boscombe Down#Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron The Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron at MoD Boscombe Down was responsible for the flight testing of heavy aircraft (Multi-engine types).

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Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron

The Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron (JARTS) is a combined Royal Navy and Royal Air Force squadron that is tasked with the recovery and surface transportation of aircraft under the aegis of the British military framework.

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List of RAF Regiment squadrons

This is a List of RAF Regiment squadrons.

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Military air base

A military air base (sometimes referred to as a military airfield, military airport, air force station, air force base or short air base) is an aerodrome (military base) used by a military force for the operation of military aircraft.

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Military aircraft

A military aircraft is any fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft that is operated by a legal or insurrectionary armed service of any type.

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Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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MoD Procurement Executive

The MoD Procurement Executive was the acquisition organisation of the Ministry of Defence.

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National aviation authority

A national aviation authority (NAA) or civil aviation authority is a government statutory authority in each country that maintains an aircraft register and oversees the approval and regulation of civil aviation.

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No. 10 Squadron RAF

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No. 109 Squadron RAF

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No. 150 Squadron RAF

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No. 166 Squadron RAF

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No. 214 Squadron RAF

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No. 217 Squadron RAF

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No. 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF

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No. 22 Group RAF

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No. 224 Squadron RAF

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No. 249 Squadron RAF

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No. 35 Squadron RAF

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No. 38 Group RAF

No 38 Group RAF is a group of the Royal Air Force.

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No. 41 Squadron RAF

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No. 42 Squadron RAF

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No. 51 Squadron RAF

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No. 56 Squadron RAF

Number 56 Squadron is one of the oldest and most successful squadrons of the Royal Air Force, with battle honours from many of the significant air campaigns of both World War I and World War II.

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No. 58 Squadron RAF

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No. 6 Flying Training School RAF

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No. 78 Squadron RAF

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No. 85 (Expeditionary Logistics) Wing RAF

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No. 88 Squadron RAF

No 88 Squadron RAF was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Air Force.

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No. 9 Squadron RAF

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No. 97 Squadron RAF

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Qinetiq

Qinetiq (as in kinetic; styled as QinetiQ) is a British multinational defence technology company headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire.

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Quick Reaction Alert

Quick Reaction Alert, known colloquially as QRA, is state of readiness and modus operandi of air defence maintained at all hours of the day by NATO, mainly involving the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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RAF Air Command

Headquarters Air Command is the only Command currently active in the Royal Air Force.

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RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine

The RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine (RAF CAM) is a medical organisation run by the Royal Air Force and based at RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire.

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RAF Coningsby

Royal Air Force Coningsby or more simply RAF Coningsby, is a Royal Air Force station located south west of Horncastle, and north west of Boston, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.

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RAF Fighter Command

RAF Fighter Command was one of the commands of the Royal Air Force.

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RAF Martlesham Heath

Royal Air Force Station Martlesham Heath or more simply RAF Martlesham Heath is a former Royal Air Force station located south west of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.

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RAF Waddington

Royal Air Force Waddington or more simply RAF Waddington is a Royal Air Force station located south of Lincoln, Lincolnshire and north east of Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England.

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Rotary Wing Test Squadron

RWTS redirects here.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Flying Corps

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Runway

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft".

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Salisbury Journal

The Salisbury Journal is the local newspaper for the Salisbury area of England.

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, England.

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Southampton University Air Squadron

Southampton University Air Squadron (SUAS) is a unit of the Royal Air Force which provides basic flying training, adventurous training and personal development skills to undergraduate students of the University of Southampton, University of Portsmouth, Bournemouth University, Southampton Solent University, University of Chichester and University of Winchester.

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Special Air Service

The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army.

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Suffolk

Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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Vickers Virginia

The Vickers Virginia was a biplane heavy bomber of the British Royal Air Force, developed from the Vickers Vimy.

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Vickers Wellington

The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber.

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Westland Wyvern

The Westland Wyvern was a British single-seat carrier-based multi-role strike aircraft built by Westland Aircraft that served in the 1950s, seeing active service in the 1956 Suez Crisis.

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Wiltshire

Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of.

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Wing commander (rank)

Wing commander (Wg Cdr in the RAF, the IAF, and the PAF, WGCDR in the RNZAF and RAAF, formerly sometimes W/C in all services) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence, including many Commonwealth countries but not including Canada and South Africa.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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166th Aero Squadron

The 166th Aero Squadron was a Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Day Bombardment Squadron, performing long-range bombing attacks on roads and railroads; destruction of materiel and massed troop formations behind enemy lines.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoD_Boscombe_Down

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