As this issue goes to print there have been significant milestones for JHC’s fleet of aircraft:
Puma Mk2 has received a limited Release To Service (RTS) which has enabled flying training to begin with the Puma Force at RAF Benson. An aircraft has already visited HQ Air and HQ JHC.
The first elements of 27 Sqn from RAF Odiham have deployed to Afghanistan with the Chinook Mk4 for the first time. Additionally, the Mk4 has participated in Ex Pashtun Jaguar and was showcased at the Op Herrick 19 Media Day at Copehill Down on Salisbury Plain. More detailed information on these events will follow in the next issue of LZDZ.