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Lod Air Force Base
Coordinates 32°00′41″N 034°53′12″E / 32.01139°N 34.88667°E / 32.01139; 34.88667
Lod Air Force Base is located in Israel
Lod Air Force Base
Location of Lod Air Force Base

Lod Air Force Base, also Air Force Base 27, was an Israeli Air Force base that was part of the Ben Gurion International Airport, located approximatley 7km north of Lod; 8km east-southeast of Tel Aviv.

From 1943 to 1948 it was known as RAF Lydda while under British Royal Air Force control.



Before the Israeli declaration of independence, the base was a British installation known as RAF Lydda — a Royal Air Force station in Palestine between 1943 and 1948.

The Ben Gurion International Airpot, built in 1936 as Lydda Airport, was used by the RAF during the Second World War becoming RAF Lydda on March 1, 1943. The base officially closed down on August 2, 2008, after its last units moved to Nevatim.


RAF Operational units




  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Sturtivant, Ray, ISO and John Hamlin. RAF Flying Training And Support Units since 1912. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2007. ISBN 0-85130-365-X.

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