Our Air Base in the North of the region is located at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk. Located within the Allenbrooke Barracks of the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery it is an ideal place for one of the YAA helicopter s to be located.
We started our operations at Topcliffe at the beginning of January 2012. We cannot thank the Group Captain and his staff at RAF Linton-on-Ouse enough for their help and support in allowing us to create our second airbase on their own base over at Topcliffe, along with our neighbours on the Allenbrook Barrack, the Lieutenant-Colonel and his staff for making us so welcome since we arrived.
Facilities at Topcliffe include office space, a hangar, our own independent fuel bowser, space close to the runway to take-off from and land at along with dedicated accommodation on the site also.
We were also delighted to welcome our Royal Patron, the Duke of York KG to Topcliffe on 9th July 2012 where he officially opened the Air Base for us.
Since moving to Topcliffe, the YAA have seen a significant increase in incidents we are attending in the Northern and coastal parts of Yorkshire.