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New OC Tactical Supply Wing

Command of Tactical Supply Wing (TSW) transferred from Gp Capt Polly Perkins to Wg Cdr Andy Males on 11th January 2013. TSW, based at MoD Stafford, provides specialist forward refuelling support to Battlefield Helicopters on behalf of the Joint Helicopter […]

Engineers Get Busy with Bugs

Personnel from the Structures Bay in the Puma Aircraft Servicing Flight at RAF Benson have been busy revamping the outdoor area of a local pre-school, including building a bug hotel! Led by Cpl Mike Instone, the team of six engineers […]

End of an Era

It was the end of an era at the end of December when the Puma HC1 flew its last sortie at RAF Benson. The Puma first entered Service with the Royal Air Force in 1971 and since then has been […]


‘On 21st February 2012 Apache AH Mk1 ZJ202 (Camelot 1) was being flown by a Wattisham Station crew to complete a night Conversion to Role (CTR) sortie as part of a formation of AH. As the aircraft descended in order […]

What Has Science and Technology Done for Helicopters?

Recently, Commander JHC asked ‘What has Science and Technology done for Helicopters?’ here’s the answer. The bottom line is that no helicopter would fly without science and technology, this is delivered by partnerships including the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory […]

Message from The Commander (Issue 4, 2012)

Welcome to the last LZDZ for 2012. This edition contains a really good sweep-up of our recent exercise activity, as well as coverage of many other exciting extracurricular activities. I am constantly impressed by how hard JHC people work to extract […]

Major Milestone in Puma HC Mk2 Programme

Whilst it may be called a Puma and even look like a Puma, the Puma HC Mk2 is a wholly different beast! The Puma Life Extension Programme (LEP) will significantly enhance the aircraft’s performance, mission capability and safety, particularly in […]

Defence Secretary Unveils Odiham’s Gate Guardian

A new Chinook gate guardian has been unveiled at RAF Odiham, by the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. The gate guardian was a generous gift from Boeing Rotorcraft UK, to mark the role played by RAF Chinooks during 30 years of […]

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