Monday, November 30, 2009

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Merlin goes operational in Afghanistan

Pictures of a Merlin helicopter flying over Helmand, after 10 days of operational flying the helicopters have reached initial operating capability a month earlier than expected.

The aircraft arrived at Camp Bastion in southern Helmand Province earlier this month and beef up air support for British troops.

Pictures: Major Paul Smyth


  1. Cool. I've been inside a Chinook. Are the new Merlin's(magic? get it? hahah)as big as them?
    Keep safe guys, girls and dogs. Thinking of you all, as always.
    Sarah x

  2. Cool photographs. Nice & thanks