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Community Hall Honours Army Officer Killed in Road Accident

From youth clubs to military functions, a community hall will keep alive the memory of an Engineer officer killed in a road accident. The Alan Crompton Community Hall will be used by both military and civilian communities in Woodbridge. It […]

Comd JHC visits Task Force Jaguar

Comd JHC, AVM Dixon, recently visited his personnel at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Accompanied by the Director of Helicopters (DHels), Mr Adrian Baguley and the Managing Director of Boeing Defence UK, Mr David Pitchforth, they met with the near 600 strong […]

1st Flight of Newest Chinook Helicopter

On 15th March 2013 Boeing completed the first flight of the newest CH-47 Chinook Mk6 helicopter for the RAF. The flight, at the Boeing helicopter facility near Philadelphia, USA, happened on schedule and confirmed initial airworthiness for the Mk6 Chinook. […]

Ceremony to Commemorate the Life of Wg Cdr Hugh Malcolm VC

On 4th December 2012 the 70th anniversary of the courage shown by Wg Cdr Malcolm and the award of his Victoria Cross was commemorated at RAF Odiham. A ceremony was led by OC 18 Sqn, Wg Cdr Jon Murnane, recounting the […]

Junglie Jumps for Joy

Lt Will Major a pilot with 845 NAS of CHF has celebrated his 1,000th jump and the occasion of achieving over 1,000 flying hours in the most appropriate manner – by jumping out of a perfectly serviceable helicopter. Skydiving is […]

Book Review Borneo Boys

‘Borneo Boys – RAF Helicopter Pilots in Action – Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66’ written by Roger Annett was published in January 2013 and launched at the RAF Museum, and is available on and The author, Roger Annett, experienced first-hand […]

Hospital Leaders Get Taste of… Military Medicine

Airborne medics have shown senior NHS staff the unique capabilities they provide to the Army. 16 Med Regt has a close relationship with Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, with soldiers carrying out work placements and training at the trust’s […]

40 Years of Military Aviation… and Still Flying

Readers of the last issue of LZDZ will have read about WO1 John Sheldon achieving 8,000 flying hours during his Service career. Only a few months later he passed a further milestone, having flown for 40 years of that career. […]

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