RAF Odiham’s Good Fortune at the Millies


The excellence of the Armed Forces and their supporting civilians were recognised at the third annual Sun Military Awards (The Millies), organised by The Sun newspaper in close association with the Ministry of Defence.

27 Sqn pilot, Flt Lt Ian Fortune was hailed as the 2010 Most Outstanding Airman after taking fire whilst on an Immediate Response Team task in Helmand. Despite losing some aircraft systems and narrowly avoiding serious injury after being shot in the head, he remained in control and recovered the aircraft and casualties to the safety of Camp Bastion. He received his award at the December 2010 ceremony from Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby.

This award is the third Millie awarded to RAF Odiham. The Chinook Force received best unit award in 2008, and in 2009 Most Outstanding Airman award was won by Flt Lt John Walmsley of 18(B) Squadron.

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