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Lynx Mk9A on OP HERRICK, Afghanistan

  The Lynx helicopter just keeps getting better and better! Designed to operate on the open plains of Northern Europe, it was not surprising to see that the old Lynx aircraft struggled to cope with the demands of flying in […]

16 Medical Regiment Op HERRICK 13

  From the formal Transfer of Authority from 3 Med Regt on 14th October 2010 the Regiment settled into its operational role quickly. Working under the name of the UK Close Support Medical Regiment, medics, drivers and comms specialists alike […]

UK & US Joint Operation Flushes Out Insurgents

  UK and US aviation and ground forces completed Operation Aero Hunter together in January. The operation consisted of two phases. The first was a patrol to flush insurgents out of a village; the second was a series of snap […]

Exercise Snowjack/Storm 2010 from Skier to Snowboarder

  In the start gate, board strapped on as tight as it will go… under starter’s orders… racers ready!!! After three weeks of training from a total novice Boarder to the top of the SBX (Snow-boarder cross) next to the […]

Op OMID CHAR The Perspective of Lt Stuart Girling RHA

When I was told that I wasn’t going to be working with my Battery for the upcoming tour, but instead would be working in Lashkar Gah’s Media Ops cell, it would be true to say I felt a little frustrated. […]

2 Signal Regiment Op HERRICK 13 Humanitarian Aid Drop (HAD)

2 Signal Regiment are the Kabul Joint Support Unit (KJSU) lead and have conducted a number of HADs in their local area, two of which were conducted in November with elements of 16 Medical Regiment supporting. The area surrounding Camp […]

Exercise WYVERN WARRIOR 2010

  The UK’s Royal Navy Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) deployed onto Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) in late November to take part in Exercise WYVERN WARRIOR 2010. This was one of the largest CHF exercise deployments for many years. Over […]

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