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  • mali Operation Newcombe

    arc around Sahel-Sahara


    Operation Newcombe

    Britain supporting French Operation Barkhane.
    A detachment of UK Joint Helicopter Command Chinooks, under RAF 1310 Flt, are based at Gao in Mali to support French Army operations in theatre.


    Change of Command for RAF Chinooks in Mali, 14-Mar-21 : #Mali Change of command at the RAF 1310 (Tactical Support) Flight currently deployed in Mali. Three RAF Chinook are in West Africa since 2018 under Operation Newcombe supporting the French anti-terrorist mission Barkhane

    RAF Chinook Heavy Lifting in Mali, 17-Jan-21 : #Chinook RAF 27 Squadron has 3 Chinook helicopters deployed in Gao, Mali as the 1310 Flt in support of French mission Operation Barkhane

    British Joint Helicopter Command in Mali, 13-Nov-20 : #Mali British Tri-Service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) deployed RAF Chinook heavy lifting helicopters in Mali since 2018 in support of the French-led counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel

    RAF 1310 Flight in Mali, 12-Aug-20 : #Africa Detachments from Royal Air Force 18 and 27 Squadrons from RAF Odiham rotate every 3 to 4 months to provide crews to CH-47 Chinook helicopters deployed in Mali under Operation Newcombe in support of the French anti-terrorist mission Operation Barkhane

    British, Danish and Estonian in Mali, 18-Jul-20 : #Barkhane Aircraft and support personnel of Britain, Denmark and Estonia are deployed in Mali embedded into the French Operation Barkhane against counter-terrorism in West Africa

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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        jul18 to - UK 1310 (Tactical Support) Flight Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook

    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

    Individual helicopters

    Model IDs
    Boeing MH-47E Chinook ZH897     ZH899     ZH903    


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