Thursday, December 10, 2009
Royal Navy Sea Kings - flying over Afghanistan for two years
For two years the green Sea King Mk4s of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) have been heavily involved in flying operations in Afghanistan as part of the Joint Helicopter Force.
The 'Jungly' squadrons have considerable operational experience out here and that as well as the aircraft's increased performance and capability, has earned them an enviable reputation for reliability in the face of adversity.
The nickname 'Jungly' evolved during the Borneo Campaign of 1963-66, as it was within the Indonesian jungle that squadrons of the Royal Navy proved their versatility.