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9 Regt AAC Alpine Skiing Exercise White Knight

  9 Regt AAC Alpine Ski Team, led by Capt Mike Rivington, embarked on the 28th Annual RAC and AAC ski meet, Ex WHITE KNIGHT in Verbier, Switzerland. The aim of the exercise was to facilitate a training camp for […]

Exercise Chiltern Kite

  RAF reservists from squadrons across the country have taken part in a major exercise on Salisbury Plain. Exercise Chiltern Kite, which ran between 13th-15th April, was one of the largest Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF) exercises in recent years. […]

Airborne Medics Test Unique Skills

  Airborne medics have hammered out the skills they might need for operations around the world on Exercise SERPENT’S ANVIL. Troops from Colchester-based 16 Medical Regiment (16 Med Regt) tested their techniques and the high-tech, lightweight equipment they would use […]

British & Afghan Soldiers Strike at Insurgency in Op ‘Cobra Hunt’

  British and Afghan soldiers struck a decisive blow against insurgents in an operation against a Taliban stronghold in the heart of Helmand. A senior insurgent commander was killed after a strike from an Apache helicopter as soldiers from D Coy […]


  Twice a year, the UK’s Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) deploys onto Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) to train alongside the next Task Force Helmand as they undertake their final Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX) prior to deploying to Afghanistan as […]

Lessons: Making a Difference on Operations

  Why is it important? The lessons process is important because it works and it is already making a difference on operations. This was recently seen with changes to how JHF(A) handles Helicopter Landing Site construction and operations in theatre. […]

The Chinook Force Training for War Exercise VENTUS MAGNUS

  A large proportion of the RAF Odiham-based Chinook Force has recently rotated through US Naval Facility, El Centro (NAFEC) in southern California in preparation for ongoing operations in Afghanistan. This deployment, the first for No 18 and 27 Squadrons, […]


  Through the Eyes of Lt Col Adam Griffths MBE, Commanding Officer 5 SCOTS Op HERRICK 13 is over now for 5 SCOTS and it is time to reflect on what has passed. It has been an extremely successful tour […]

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