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    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

    RAF Chinook 40th Anniversary, 01-Dec-20 : The Royal Air Force remembered the arrival at RAF Odiham on 22nd November 1980 of the first Chinook helicopter. The Chinook has been involved in every major conflict since then seeing action in the South Atlantic, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan

    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 Trainer Griffin Now is Firefighter in Canada, 02-Sep-20 : #firefighting A former RAF Griffin HT.1 trainer, the Bell 412EP is now fully equipped for firefighting from Oliver, BC with Transwest Helicopters

    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

    RAF Pumas Supported Scottish Ambulance Service, 14-Jun-20 : #coronavirus Three RAF Puma deployed to Kinloss to support the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) fight head back to RAF Benson after 3 months in Scotland

    RAF Chinooks to Remain in Mali, 12-Jun-20 : Three RAF Chinooks and 100 personnel will remain in Mali as UK extends its commitment to supporting French counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel. The helicopters have been deployed in country in non-combat roles since 2018 under Operation Newcombe

    RAF Chinook Personnel Volunteering in NHS, 21-May-20 : #coronavirus RAF Odiham personnel supporting the National Health Service (NHS) by volunteering as co-responders for the South Central Ambulance Service

    RAF 22 Squadron Now OEU at RAF Benson, 20-May-20 : #OEU After 60 years serving as a Search and Rescue unit, Royal Air Force 22 Squadron was designated Operational Evaluation Unit (OEU) for the Joint Helicopter Command (JHC). The OEU mission is to evaluate aircraft’s weapons, systems and performance

    RAF Chinooks Pass 2000 Hours Milestone in Mali, 07-May-20 : #Barkhane Royal Air Force Chinooks achieved 2000 flight hours supporting French operation Barkhane in Mali. Since July 2018, the British helicopters have moved over 1.000 tonnes of freight and over 12.000 passengers

    RAF Chinook Recognized with Kossler Award, 11-Apr-20 : #Kossler RAF Chinook crews from RAF Odiham wins the Vertical Flight Society Kossler Award for their job done at the Todbrook Reservoir to save the town of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire during the 2019 rainfall. The helicopters flew 58 hours and laid 620 one-ton bags of aggregate to shore up the spillway

    WW2 RAF Bases Today, 16-Nov-19 : #WWII A review of five ex Royal Air Force (RAF) bases that played an important role in the Second World War (WW2) showing what they are used for today

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