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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 […]

Rules of the Air Just Got Simpler

What about the JSP 550 series?! A revised and restructured set of UK military aviation regulations, designed to create an improved regulatory framework and document set for the military air domain, were published on 1st July 2011 by the Military […]

Paratroopers Share Their Intelligent Targeting

  The innovative approach used to great effect on operations in Afghanistan by 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment is being shared at the highest level. A team from 3 PARA, led by Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel James Coates, returned to Afghanistan […]

UK Apache Fires Hellfire at Sea from HMS OCEAN

May 2011 saw a succession of ‘firsts’ for the Army Air Corps Attack Helicopter Force in the maritime environment. While deployed as part of the Tailored Air Group in HMS OCEAN, 656 Squadron from 4 Regiment AAC had spent two […]

Upgraded Army Lynx Fleet Complete

The last of 22 Lynx Mk9 support helicopters to be upgraded to Mk9A standard has been handed over to the Army Air Corps in a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil plant in Somerset in mid December 2011. The upgrade, enabling the […]

Junglie Sea Kings Withdraw from the Desert

  The Sea Kings of Commando Helicopter Force completed their final mission in Afghanistan on 30th September 2011 and have returned to the UK to prepare for further contingency operations. The helicopters, crews and engineers of 845 and 846 Naval […]

British, German & American Soldiers Take to the Skies Together

Airborne soldiers from three countries jumped together to earn each others’ parachute wings. Ex PEGASUS REPLY, hosted by Woodbridge-based 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers, saw British, German and American soldiers join forces for two parachute jumps and to share experiences […]

Back Again…

  July 2011 brought a familiar feeling at RAF Benson – the boys and girls of 78 Squadron A Flight packing their bags, saying their farewells and heading off once more to become 1419 Flight in Afghanistan. This was the […]

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