afghanistan Operation Herrick

Kabul and Helmand Province


07-oct-01    to    31-dec-14




The British contribution to expelling the Taliban, securing and stablising the country, training its military and police forces and reconstruction, was carried out under Operation Herrick.

There have been a significant number of ground forces deployments, each of approximately 6 months requiring considerable logistic support. In the early stages of the operation, the deployment was supported by HMS Trafalgar, HMS Triumph and HMS Superb, from the Silent Service.


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Royal Navy Sea Kings 5 years in Afghan skies, 04-Jun-14 : UK Forces have been deployed in Afghanistan since 2002 under Operation Herrick pushing back the Taliban and preventing them from using the country as a base for terrorism


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    apr06 to sep06 UK 656 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    apr06 to dec14 UK 1310 (tactical support) flight Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook
    may06 to may07 UK 672 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
    sep06 to jan07 UK 664 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    jan07 to may07 UK 656 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    may07 to sep07 UK 664 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    sep07 to jan08 UK 662 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    oct07 to jan08 UK 659 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
scout
    oct07 to oct11 UK 846 squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
    jan08 to may08 UK 663 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    feb08 to may08 UK 669 squadron Army Air Corps
    apr08 to apr12 UK 845 squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
    may08 to sep08 UK 664 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    sep08 to jan09 UK 654 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    sep08 to mar09 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines Lynx
    jan09 to may09 UK 656 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    may09 to sep09 UK 662 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    may09 to dec10 UK 857 squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King ASaC.7
    sep09 to jan10 UK 663 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    oct09 to jan10 UK 652 squadron Army Air Corps
    oct09 to may13 UK 1419 flight Royal Air Force Merlin HC.3
    jan10 to may10 UK 653 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
WAH-64 Apache
    feb10 to may10 UK 651 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
    may10 to sep10 UK 664 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    may10 to sep10 UK 672 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
Lynx AH9A
    sep10 to jan11 UK 654 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    sep10 to jan11 UK 659 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
scout
Lynx AH9A
    nov10 to feb11 UK 669 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx AH9A
    nov10 to apr12 UK 854 squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King ASaC.7
    jan11 to may11 UK 662 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    jan11 to may11 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines Lynx
    may11 to sep11 UK 663 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    sep11 to jan12 UK 653 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
WAH-64 Apache
    jan12 to may12 UK 654 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    mar12 to may14 UK 857 squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King ASaC.7
    may12 to sep12 UK 664 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    sep12 to jan13 UK 662 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    jan13 to may13 UK 663 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    jan13 to may13 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines AW159 Wildcat AH1
Lynx
    may13 to sep13 UK 653 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
WAH-64 Apache
    may13 to sep13 UK 661 squadron Army Air Corps Lynx
Lynx AH9A
    sep13 to jan14 UK 654 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    jan14 to sep14 UK 664 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
    jun14 to dec14 UK 845 squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
    jun14 to jul14 UK 854 squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King ASaC.7
    sep14 to dec14 UK 662 squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation
Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details


Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland WAH-64 Apache ZJ177    
Westland Sea King HC.4 ZA296     ZA298     ZD626     ZE427    
Westland Lynx AH7 ZF540    
Boeing CH-47D Chinook ZA673     ZD575     ZH891    

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