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Phantom Returns to Wattisham

Under the cover of darkness a Phantom slipped back in to Wattisham, two decades after the aircraft took off from the base for the last time. Phantom XT914 was one of the last RAF planes to be based at Wattisham […]

Not Just Test Tubes & Lab Coats

Helen Sherwood has joined JHC as Assistant Director, Science and Technology, on secondment from DSTL. My newly-created role is to ensure JHC’s Science & Technology (S&T) needs are met, and facilitate reach-back into the S&T community to help support the […]

Nutritional & Dietary Supplements: A Word of Caution

For many, summer is a time to re-commit to health and fitness. Unfortunately, for some this will include the use of over-the-counter (OTC) dietary or nutritional supplements. As the cliché says, ‘you are what you eat.’ Our bodies require vitamins, […]

Commander’s Foreword

Welcome to this Winter edition of LZDZ. I hope that these articles help to paint a good picture of what the Command has been up to recently. The JHC has risen to yet new challenges in 2012. The first of […]

Cheryl Cole Visits British Troops Serving in Afghanistan

  The popstar and forces sweetheart spent three days with servicemen and women in Camp Bastion in preparation for the Pride of Britain Awards coverage and to boost morale. During her visit, Cheryl met personnel from the Joint Helicopter Force […]

Airborne Gunners Revive French Connection

  7 Para RHA was joined on exercise by senior officers from its French sister unit – 35e Régiment d’Artillerie Parachutiste (35e RAP). The exercise at Otterburn saw 7 Para RHA carry out live firing of 105mm L118 Light Guns, […]

Former Cold War Airbase Captures Soviet Aircraft

  Gutersloh Airfield, home of 1 Regiment AAC, received an unlikely visitor recently that resurrected memories of the site’s role in the Cold War. Successful German Businessman and aviation enthusiast, Nils Holtermann, encountered serious engine problems whilst on a routine […]

Paratroopers Prepare for Airborne Task Force Role at Scottish Airfield

  Members of 16 Air Assault Brigade took to the skies again as part of a large multinational land, sea and air exercise – one of largest in recent years. Sleepy West Freugh airfield woke up to the sound of […]

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