Thursday, July 22, 2010

RAF reservists help defend Kandahar Airfield

Two RAF reservists have been helping co-ordinate a battle group sized operation to defend the giant coalition air base at Kandahar in Afghanistan.

RAF reservists Sergeant "Taff" Wright and Flight Lieutenant Rob Pitt in the Joint Defence Operations Centre at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan
[Picture: Corporal Barry Lloyd, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010]

Flight Lieutenant Rob Pitt and Sergeant "Taff" Wright from 2620 Squadron based at RAF Marham, work in the Joint Defence Operations Centre, a multi-national organisation tasked with defending the Kandahar base from attack and co-ordinating the response to emergencies.

Flt Lt Pitt is a Battle Captain and assists in running up to five operational areas.

Sgt Wright is a seasoned veteran having had a regular career in the Parachute Regiment before joining 2620 Squadron. He is in charge of the Incident Control Post and provides the first response to any incident.

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