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Parachute Regiment Helps Support The Falkland Islands

C (Bruneval) Coy, 2 PARA deployed 8,000 miles from Colchester to the Falkland Islands on Operation Falkland Islands Roulement Infantry Company (Op FIRIC). During their two months, the company rotated through three different roles, the provision of a QRF, training […]

847 NAS Deploy to Afghanistan

After months of meticulous preparation and training, 847 NAS, under the command of Lt Col Nick Venn RM, deployed to the US Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro in California for the final stages of their pre-deployment training prior to […]

Op Olympic Special

JHC personnel and assets were instrumental in this summer’s Op Olympics. We were integral to the Air Security Plan; the Venue Security Force was manned with many from JHC, and when G4S were unable to fulfil their contract, much of […]

Hover Refuelling with TSW

When the phone rings in the Tactical Supply Wing (TSW) Ops Room at Camp Bastion, the TSW Operators know they are likely to have to react immediately, and with haste, as it could be a request for fuel from Medical […]

Exercise Pashtun Vortex

  No-one can say the Merlin Force does not know where to find some summer weather! While the UK was almost underwater with unseasonable downpours, Ex PASHTUN VORTEX was taking place in up to 45°C heat in Jordan. The aim […]

Junglie Training

  Despite having been withdrawn from Camp Bastion, the Junglies of CHF haven’t been resting; they have participated in a number of exercises this year, alongside the Lynx of 847 Sqn. In the dead of night, on a pitching and […]

British & French Troops Parachute Together

  British and French troops have performed parachute jumps using each other’s aircraft and equipment as they work towards a closer relationship. Exercise EAGLES VOL saw soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade jump alongside their French counterparts from 11e Brigade […]

Paras Build on their Urban Combat Skills

Paratroopers have been practising the urban combat skills they might need for operations as part of the Army’s rapid reaction force. Ex Bayonet Strike has honed the compound clearance skills built up by B Coy 3 PARA during their deployment […]

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