||Volume 16, Issue 01, January 2003, Air Forces Monthly Magazine (AFM)
AFM's Dave Willis visited RAF Aldergrove to reciew the roles and aircraft of Joint Helicopter Force Norther Ireland. Steve Fletcher provided the photography
"THERE ARE no road signs to RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland. Landing into Belfast International Airport a few Gazelles, Lynxes and Pumas can be seen in the distance in front of several hangars on the opposite side of the airport to the arrivals terminal. Logic would suggest that if you followed the perimeter road around the airport you would eventually come upon the entrance to the RAF's sole airbase in the province. After miles of small roads, all sign of Belfast International has disappeared, leaving the author to potter down increasingly narrow country lanes. RAF Aldergrove is there - somewhere - but it is not visible from the surrounding roads...."
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