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IoD Suffolk: Wattisham - Home to the Apache Helicopter in Association with Armed Forces Covenant

13 Mar 2019
Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich


Join us for this breakfast event at Wattisham Airfield in association with the Armed Forces Covenant, where they will explain how local businesses can get involved, taking the lead in supporting Reservists, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, Military Spouses and the Wounded, Injured and Sick in your workforce.

At the end of the event at 9.30am we have exclusive access to one of the Apache Attack Helicopters based at Wattisham. This optional part of the event will take approximately one hour.

Wattisham Airfield is the biggest centralised operational Army Airfield in the UK. It is home to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps and 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, part of the Attack Helicopter Force within the Joint Helicopter Command.

Based at Wattisham are the Westland WAH-64 Apache helicopters famously piloted by Prince Harry who served with the Army Air Corps at Wattisham between May 2011 and January 2014.

Also located at Wattisham is 7 Aviation Support Battalion REME with a helicopter repair facility with worldwide capability, and 132 Aviation Supply Unit Royal Logistics Corps.

Prior to 1993 Wattisham was a Royal Air Force Station. During the Cold War it was a major front-line air force base before closing in 1993. The RAF maintains a presence at the airfield with the Brigade Parachute Squadron RAF.

Key details

Date & time: 13 Mar 2019 07:30 - 09:30
Location: Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich
CPD Hours:

Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
22.50 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price

Event manager:
Ms Caroline Kearney
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Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
22.50 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price

Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Wattisham Airfield
  • Wattisham Airfield
  • Ipswich
  • IP7 7RA

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