The UK contribution to NATO mission Resolute Support is known as Operation Toral. This followed on immediately from Operation Herrick XX, on 1 Jan 2015. Its objective was to support the Afghan Army Academy.
3x Puma HC.2 rotated successively from RAF Benson in support of the NATO Resolute Support mission and were based at Kabul International Airport. The Pumas were withdrawn at the end of Jun 2021.
RAF Pumas Returns from Afghanistan, 28-Jun-21 : As part of UK Armed Forces process of withdrawing from Afghanistan the RAF Puma helicopters deployed with NATO Resolute Support Mission since March 2015 returned to RAF Benson
RAF Puma Reached 1600 Days in Afghanistan, 04-Aug-19 : #Puma The RAF Benson Pumas Detachment based in Kabul, Afghanistan as part of Operation TORAL, is deployed since March 2015 to train, advise and assist (TAAC-Air) Afghan security forces
RAF Puma HC.2 Fleet Reaches 20,000 Flight Hours, 20-Dec-17 : The 24 Puma HC.2 delivered to the RAF between 2012 and 2015 reached 20,000 flying hours
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
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
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|Dates||Rotary Wing Aircraft Unit||Models|
|mar15 to jun21||33 Squadron Royal Air Force||Puma Mk2|
|mar15 to jun21||230 Squadron Royal Air Force||Puma Mk2|
|Aerospatiale SA330H Puma||ZJ955|