Welcome to RAF Odiham

RAF Odiham Chinooks
RAF Odiham Crest Group Captain R Maddison

Welcome to Royal Air Force Odiham

Situated in North Hampshire, RAF Odiham is a front line support helicopter base working within the Joint Helicopter Command.

The Station is primarily responsible for providing rapid mobility world-wide for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force in support of Defence Missions and tasks.

Home of the UK Chinook Force, Royal Air Force Odiham operates three Chinook squadrons and one Army Air Corps (AAC) Lynx squadron.

Our personnel are engaged in operations in Afghanistan and held at readiness to deploy worldwide. The contribution of RAF Odiham’s personnel, both at home and abroad, provides critical support to the delivery of the UK military’s operational tasks.

Group Captain R Maddison OBE MA RAF, Station Commander RAF Odiham & UK Chinook Force Commander

Latest News

18 Sqn Crew Hit By Bullets Are Commended

Bob and Charlie

21 March 2014

An RAF Chinook crew who landed their helicopter under fire from Afghan insurgents have been honoured in the latest round of military awards.

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RAF Odiham Airman wins Military Award

Anna 1

12 December 2013

Sgt Anna Irwin, a crewman from 18 Squadron, RAF Odiham has won the Most Outstanding Airman award at The Sun's Military awards for her sheer grit and tenacity when performing her duties as a Crewman on the Immediate Response Team Chinook in Camp Bastion earlier this year.

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The Station Magazine of RAF Odiham

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