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RAF Puma HC.2 Complete First Year in Afghanistan, 01-Apr-16 : In their first operational deployment, RAF Puma Mk.2 helicopters from Operation Toral completed one year in Kabul. They replaced the Chinook detachment on April 2015 in NATO mission Resolute Support

RAF Puma HC.2 Fleet Reaches 10,000 Flight Hours, 24-Mar-16 : The 24 Puma HC.2 upgraded in France and Romania under the RAF Puma Life Extension Programme (LEP) between 2012 and March 2015 have reached 10,000 flight hours last february

10,000 Flight Hours for RAF Puma Mk.2, 18-Feb-16 : The Royal Air Force marked significant milestone as they reached 10,000 flying hours for the Puma HC.2 helicopter fleet

RAF 33 Squadron Marks 100 Years, 13-Jan-16 : Royal Air Force 33 Squadron marked 100 years since its formation. They fly the SA330 Puma since 1971, currently in their HC.2 variant.

UK RAF Puma Electronic Warfare to be Updated, 29-Jul-15 : Selex ES has won a contract worth around €27M (£19M) to provide an ongoing radar warning capability for the UK Royal Air Force’s fleet of Puma helicopters.

RAF Puma Mk2 First Operational Deployment, 18-Mar-15 : Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopter was deployed for the first time on operations in support of the NATO mission providing training and assistance to Afghan forces.

RAF begun training on Puma Mk2, 26-Nov-13 : The RAF has begun training on the Puma Mk2 helicopter following a £260 million upgrade programme.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2015/now28 squadron RAF Benson
2015/nowPCOCU RAF Benson
2012/now33 squadron RAF Benson
2012/now230 squadron RAF Benson

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