Bloodhound System
Bloodhound Mk1 and Mk2 Deployment Locations
Richard Vernon
Here follows a complete list of Bloodhound Mk1 and Mk2 deployment for operational, training and trials use. Training deployment sites for 25, 41 and 65 Sqn are not included, bar 41 Sqn's first Cyprus detachment as that was an operational deployment with live weapons.

UK Royal Air Force

62 Sqn 1960-1964, RAF Woolfox Lodge

94 Sqn, 1960-1963, RAF Misson

112 Sqn, 1960-1964, RAF Breighton

141 Sqn 1959-1964, RAF Dunholme Lodge

222 Sqn, 1960-1964, RAF Woodhall Spa

257 Sqn, 1960-1963, RAF Warboys

263 Sqn, 1959-1963, RAF Watton

242 Sqn, 1959-1964, RAF Marham

247 Sqn, 1960-1963, RAF Carnaby

264 Sqn, 1958-1962, North Coates

266 Sqn, 1960-1964, RAF Rattlesden

Sweden Rb-365
Luftvarnsregemente (Lv) 3 (Swedish Army), Norrtalje, Sweden

F2 Hägernäs (Swedish Air Force)

Royal Australian Air Force
30 Sqn RAAF, 1962-1968, RAAF Williamtown

30 Sqn RAAF Det 'A', 1965-1968, Darwin (Lee Point)


UK - Royal Air Force

25 Sqn 1963-1970, RAF North Coates

25 Sqn A Flt, 1983-1989, RAF Barkston Heath

25 Sqn B Flt, 1983-1989, RAF Wyton

25 Sqn C Flt, 1983-1989, RAF Wattisham

      25 Squadron disbanded as a Bloodhound Squadron in July 1989 and stood up again with Tornado F3 aircraft at Leeming.
      Their Bloodhound flights were re-allocated to 85 Squadron as D, E and F Flights.
      25 Sqn HQ was at Wyton; the 25 Sqn nameplate was transferred to Flicker Sqn at Leeming in 1989

41 Sqn 1965-1970, RAF West Raynham

85 Sqn B Flt 1976-1990, RAF North Coates

85 Sqn 1975-1991 (A Flt 1975 - 1991, C Flt 1978-1979,  D Flt 1980 - 1989), RAF West Raynham

85 Sqn C Flt, 1979-1990, RAF Bawdsey

85 Sqn D Flt, 1989-1990, RAF Barkston Heath (Transferred from 25 Sqn A Flt in 1989)

85 Sqn E Flt, 1981-1983 and 1989-1991, RAF Wattisham  (transferred to 25 Sqn C Flt in 1983 then back to to Wattisham as 85 Sqn E Flt in 1989)

85 Sqn F Flt, 1989-1990, RAF Wyton (Transferred from 25 Sqn B Flt in 1989)

112 Sqn 1964-1967, RAF Woodhall Spa

BHSU 1971-1975, RAF West Raynham

Royal Air Force, RAFG (Germany)

25 Sqn A Flt, 1971-1983, RAF Bruggen

25 Sqn B Flt, 1971-1983, RAF Wildenrath

25 Sqn C Flt, 1970-1981, RAF Laarbruch

Royal Air Force, Near East Air Force (NEAF)

41 Sqn MS 5, 1967, RAF Episkopi, Cyprus

112 Sqn, 1967-1969, RAF Episkopi, Cyprus

112 Sqn, 1969-1975, Paramali West, Cyprus

Royal Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF)

33 Sqn, 1965-1970, RAAF Butterworth

65 Sqn, 1964-1970, RAF Seletar

Singapore Air Force

170 Sqn SADC 1970-1990, Site Alph at Seletar, Site Bravo in Ang Mo Kio and Site Charlie in Lim Chu Kang (Reference)

Switzerland - BL-64

System stood up between 1966 and 1968 and draw-down between 1998/1999.

Fliegerabwerhr Lenkwaffen Regiment 7 (7th Air Defence Missile Regiment) HQ at Bettwil (1968-1999).

Fliegerabwerhr Lenkwaffen Abteiluug 71 (71st Air Defence Missile Group) HQ at Emmen.

Flab Lwf Bttr I/71 (Air Defence Missile Battery 1/71st Air Defence Missile Group), BL-64ZH, Schmidrüti

Flab Lwf Bttr II / 71, BL-64ZU, Menzingen

Flab Lwf Bttr III / 71, BL-64LZ, Emmen

Fliegerabwerhr Lenkwaffen Abteiluug 72 (72st Air Defence Missile Group) HQ at Bettwil.

Flab Lwf Bttr I / 72 (Air Defence Missile Battery 1 / 72st Air Defence Missile Group), BL-64AG, Bettwil

Flab Lwf Bttr II / 72, BL-64SO, Laupersdorf

Flab Lwf Bttr III / 72.,BL-64FR, Torny-le-Grand


Swedish Rb-65 Bloodhound Mk 2 1965-1974 through 1978 (Swedish system were not used in fixed site role but were deployed to hidden sites dotted around the eastern coast of Sweden.

F8 Robotdivision, Barkarby, Stockholm

F10 Robotdivision, Ängelholm

F12 Robotdivision, Kalmar

F13 Robotdivision, Norrköping

F17 Robotdivision, Ronneby

Firing Sites

UK - RAF/RAE Aberporth

Australia - WRE Woomera (Range E Red Duster Firing Site)

Sweden - RFN Vidsil – Sweden