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|Anglesey in Wales|
Shown within Anglesey
|Type||Royal Air Force station - Relief Landing Ground|
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation||62 metres (203 ft) AMSL|
RAF Mona (ICAO: EGOQ) is a Royal Air Force station near Bodffordd on the island of Anglesey, Wales. It is primarily used as a relief landing ground for RAF Valley. Mona was opened as a Royal Naval Air Service airship base in 1915. During the Second World War, it was used as a training base. Today, Mona is used for circuit practice by BAE Hawks from RAF Valley along with a civilian flying club and 2474 (Cefni) Squadron Air Training Corps.
The following units were here at some point:
- No. 3 Air Gunnery School
- No. 4 Flying Training School RAF
- No. 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit RAF
- No. 7 Flying Training School RAF
- No. 8 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit RAF
- No. 202 Advanced Flying School
- No. 255 Squadron RAF
- No. 251 (Special Duty) Flight
- No. 522 (Special Duty) Flight
- No. 577 Squadron RAF
Accidents and Incidents
A Hawk aircraft crashed at RAF Mona in 2007. The pilot ejected safely and made a full recovery.
A Hawk aircraft overshot the runway on 13 September 2013. The aircraft was practising forced landings when it hit a goose while on the runway and ended up in the arresting safety net. Both instructor and pupil were seriously hurt and were airlifted to hospital.
In June 2016 a man was convicted of endangering aircraft by shining a powerful torch at pilots undertaking night-time fast jet training at RAF Mona.
- "Mona (Anglesey) (Heneglwys) (Llangefni)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- "RAF jet crash at island airfield".
- Morris, Steven (30 June 2016). "Man found guilty of endangering RAF aircraft by shining torch". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- McLelland, Tim (2010). Action Stations Revisited: The Complete History of Britain's Military Airfields. No. 5: Wales and the Midlands. Manchester, UK: Crecy Pub. ISBN 978-0-85979-111-3.
- World Aero Data information for EGOQ