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Service Honours Anniversary of Airborne Operation

Soldiers past and present joined together to commemorate the anniversary of the largest airborne operation of the Second World War. Operation Varsity saw 40,000 British and American troops landed by glider and parachute in March 1945 to successfully secure a […]

Inchanadamph Memorial

In early April 1941, an Anson Mk1 bomber (N9857) crashed 2,300ft (700 metres) above sea level on Ben More Assynt, near Inchnadamph, Scotland. Despite an extensive search it was six weeks before the snow line melted back and a shepherd […]

Imjin’s WWII Era Meteor ‘Flies’ to New Home

In April a Chinook moved one of Britain’s most historic aircraft to a new museum. Previously located at Imjin Barracks, home of NATO’s Headquarters, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC), the aircraft, a 1949 Meteor T.7, was lifted by a […]

Junglies Go Back to their Roots… Royal Navy ‘Junglies’ Re-trace their Roots in Malaysia

17 members of 845 NAS made the exhilarating 12 day trip to Malaysia. The team were joined by former naval aviators, Lt Neil Burns-Thomson RN (Rtd) (74) from Bungay, Suffolk and Lt Mike Thompson RN (Rtd) (71) both veteran ‘Junglie’ […]

Junglies Go Back to their Roots… Memories of Jungle Campaign Re-lived Through Borneo Veteran

Before leaving for Borneo members of 845 NAS met Roger Bigden, a veteran of the 1960s Borneo campaign, ahead of their heritage exploration to Malaysia which would see a group of Naval personnel departing the UK for a battlefield tour […]

Junglies Go Back to their Roots

Members of 845 NAS headed to Borneo in March to retrace the footsteps of their former comrades who cut their teeth in the jungles of Borneo during the incursion of Communist forces from Indonesia. From 1962-66, 845 NAS and other […]

Safety SSR Only Operations

Are you fully aware of the implications of operating at an airfield where there are only SSR operations, or when the primary radar is unavailable? Normally a basic service would be provided in the event of SSR only operations, however […]

Flt Lt Elford Awarded Green Endorsement

On 8th September 2011, Flt Lt Elford was the Aircraft Commander of a Chinook HC2 aircraft during tasking operations in central Helmand, Afghanistan. As the aircraft was manoeuvring over the landing point at a patrol base with a full compliment […]

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