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RAF Lyneham

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RAF Lyneham is a Royal Air Force station in Wiltshire, England. It is the home of all the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Air Force.

Lyneham is scheduled for closure by 2012 with functions and aircraft relocating to RAF Brize Norton. The base will remain open until the last of the C-130K fleet is retired. At this point the 25 new generation C-130Js will move to Brize Norton where they will join the A400M, the C-17 Globemaster and the aerial refueling fleet.

There are four Royal Air Force Squadrons there. They are:

  • 24 Sqn and 30 Sqn which operate Lockheed C-130Js.
  • 47 Sqn and 70 Sqn.

The United Kingdom Mobile Air Movements Sqn operates here.

The last unit that operates at Lyneham is the Air Despatch Sqn, which is an Army Squadron.

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