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JHC Impress At Riat

The JHC wowed the crowds at The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) held at RAF Fairford in July. Chinook, Apache and Lynx all put on outstanding flying displays to a public and industry audience of 140,000 people while further static […]


The beginning of the end for Operation HERRICK… An Apache Pilot’s Perspective

Eight years of conflict in Helmand has seen soldiers and aircrew from Wattisham labour heroically in the extremes of the Afghan climate, delivering Attack Aviation in support of the International Security Assistance Force  (ISAF). The conflict remains hard fought in […]


CHF Aircrew Prove it’s Snow Problem

CHF Aircrew Prove it’s Snow Problem gett ing an Arct ic in the Box for Winter Training. Each year over 50 Commando Helicopter Force aircrew deploy to Bardufoss in northern Norway for specialist flying training and the aircrewmans responsibilities being […]


ARMY AiR coRPs (AAc) fiXed winG (fw) MAnned AiRBoRne suRVeillAnce (MAs)

Manned Airborne Surveillance is about exploiting the human gut instinct, applying individual discretion and delivering an immediate on-site tactical interpretation. It allows the opportunity for experienced ground and air tacticians to look beyond the electronic field of view, to peek […]


Merlin, A Decade in the Skies

With the first Merlin helicopters being delivered in 2001, the Merlin Force spent the next two years training relentlessly to operate the technologically sophisticated aircraft. On 31st March 2003 they achieved IOC and a day later they deployed to Bosnia […]

Serious Purpose to Military Celebration in Woodbridge

A celebration of the close connections between Woodbridge and soldiers based in the town had the serious purpose of building links to local veterans. Amid cheering crowds, 23 Engr Regt (Air Assault) paraded through Woodbridge on 7th June to exercise […]

Comd JHC Makes Busy Visit to RAF Benson

Comd JHC, AVM Dixon recently made an official visit to RAF Benson during which he completed a busy programme of events. Detailed are some of the more significant aspects of that visit. Comd JHC was on hand to assist the […]

16 Air Assault Brigade

Personnel from 16 (Air Asslt) Bde have been active in their local communities over the summer, participating in two major events. Soldiers build bridges to Suffolk Community Suffolk-based soldiers have built bridges to the civilian community at the Suffolk Show. […]

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