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RAF Units in the Spotlight

On the 15th September 2012, TSW commemorated the Battle of Britain and exercised their Freedom of Stafford, which was granted in 2008, by parading through the town with swords drawn and bayonets fixed. A large crowd was in attendance with […]

Change in Command

Col Neil Sexton, previously AD Ops at HQ JHC has taken over as Cdr Joint Aviation Group (COMJAG) at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan from Capt Jock Gordon RN.

Change in Command

RAF Benson has a new Stn Cdr. Gp Capt Mason OBE MA RAF formally handed over the appointments of Stn Cdr and Puma and Merlin Force Commander to Gp Capt Nigel Colman OBE MA RAF. An experienced helicopter navigator, Gp […]

Army Musician’s Long Service Recognised

Nearly 50 years of service to music in the British Army by one man, as both a musician and administrator, has been celebrated. Bob Raynor joined the Army in 1963 as a junior musician and served until 2002, when he […]

Junglie Aircrew on the Coast 2 Coast

Three veteran Aircrewmen from the CHF, based at RNAS Yeovilton took time out to complete an epic Cycle adventure across Northern England from the Port of Workington in the west on the Irish Sea to Tynemouth 136 gruelling miles eastwards […]

333 Days in the Sky & Still Going Strong

A Warrant Officer Aircrewman from CHF has notched up a staggering aviation achievement that will be difficult to replicate. WO1 John Sheldon of 848 NAS has logged an amazing 8,000 Flying Hours, the equivalent of an unbelievable 333 days airborne […]

Magic Moment for CHF Merlin Aviators

RN crews based at RAF Benson have completed another milestone in the future transfer of the RAF’s Merlin helicopters to the CHF. Lt Sam Hodgkinson’s crew has completed the first Merlin Mk3 sortie flown entirely by RN personnel. The flight […]

Message from The Commander (Issue 3, 2012)

  It has been a busy Summer for everyone in JHC. But our special thanks are due to all ranks of 16 Air Assault Brigade and the JHC flying stations for their large and cheerfully delivered contribution to security throughout […]

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