£760m investment in Merlins and Apaches

MERLINSThe MoD has secured a multi million pound MoD contract to future-proof two fleets of military helicopters. The move will safeguard thousand of UK engineering and manufacturing jobs as well as highly skilled, technical posts at sites across… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF deploy to assist flood relief effort

RAFThe RAF has deployed its Support Helicopter Force to the North East to provide military aid to the Environment Agency in support of the repair and flood relief effort after the storms of 5 and 6 Dec caused wide… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Merlins are back from 10 years of continual ops

MERLINThe RAF Merlin Force is celebrating its return from 10 years of continual operational deployments following the withdrawal from Afghanistan. The RAF Merlins, based at RAF Benson, first deployed to Bosnia in 2003 and have since… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF perform immaculate flypast for the Queen’s Official Birthday

FLYPASTA formation of RAF helicopters and fixed wing aircraft provided the impressive finale to Saturday’s celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Official birthday. At precisely 1pm a formation of 32 aircraft led by Chinook and Merlin helicopters flew… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Merlin operations in Afghanistan come to an end

MERLINBritain’s fleet of Merlin HC3 helicopters have carried out their final operations in Afghanistan, after nearly four years of providing continuous support to British forces on the front line. The Merlins have… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Celebrating 9 months in the air! – Flt Lt Bill Kenrick

MERLINCelebrating 9 months in the air! – Flt Lt Bill Kenrick. Flt Lt Bill Kenrick was met by RAF Benson Stn Cdr Nigel Colman as he stepped from his Merlin after clocking up a staggering 7000 hours, equivalent to over 9 months in the air. Bill is based at RAF Benson as a Training Officer with the Operational Conversion Flight of 28 (Army Co-operation) Sqn. His day job sees him… More information  If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

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