NEWS | 414 - H-47D Chinook in UK Royal Air Force

RAF Chinooks Deployed to Mali

Three Royal Air Force Chinook have arrived in West Africa in support of French counter-terrorism operations in Mali

RAF Chinooks Deployed to Mali
UK Ministry of Defence, July 18, 2018 - Three Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham, supported by around 90 British troops, are now on the ground and ready to begin providing logistical and troop movement support to our allies.

Armed Forces minister Mark Lancaster said:

“The UK and France have a unique security and defence relationship that has lasted for more than a century and this deployment demonstrates our shared commitment to tackling terrorism, instability and reducing threats to European security”

The Chinooks will provide niche logistical support and will also help improve safety by moving troops by air, rather than ground where they are more vulnerable to attack.

The UK has been a long-standing supporter of UN and EU military operations in Mali and has worked with international partners to prevent extremists from using the ungoverned space in the Sahel to plan and launch attacks on Europe, as well as counter the illegal trade in people, drugs, weapons and wildlife.

This is in addition to existing wider support to Africa including doubling our UN peacekeeping contribution with additional deployments to South Sudan and Somalia.

Aircraft mentioned in this article :
MH-47E Chinook ZH897 ZH899 ZH903     ( Royal Air Force )

  See also

414 - H-47D Chinook in UK Royal Air Force
MINUSMA United Nations
Operation Barkhane
Operation Newcombe
1310 Flt UK 1310 (Tactical Support) Flight Royal Air Force
RAF Chinooks Reinforce French Mission in Mali
RAF Chinooks Extends Deployment in Mali
Denmark Deployed EH101 to Mali video
RAF Chinooks Pass 2000 Hours Milestone in Mali

Helicopters for sale
Future helicopters
Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
TV and movies

Helicopter books
Helicopter patches
Helicopter model kits