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

RAF Odiham flying high in new Chinook helicopters

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16 June 2014

The first of 14 new RAF Chinook helicopters has been unveiled by the Defence Secretary following their entry into service on time.

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Capt Clarke, Flt Lt Chauhan, WO2 Faulkner, Cpl Walters and LCpl Thomas


28 April 2014

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the names of the five service personnel who lost their lives following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in southern Afghanistan on 26 April 2014.

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The Station Magazine of RAF Odiham

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