847 in the news.

#6
Sorry guys, daft question about that article,

"Based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset, the Squadron operated at Basra Air Station in Southern Iraq between October 2007 and February 2008.

Utilising the Mark 9 wheeled variant of the Lynx helicopter equipped with some of the latest equipment, the Squadron undertook diverse roles ranging from convoy escort and aerial surveillance to supporting counter-insurgency operations."

WHEN DID 847 STARTED TO USE ARMY LBH MK 9 LYNX? or is it a JHC thing?
 

Grubber

Lantern Swinger
#7
Jayhawk said:
Sorry guys, daft question about that article,

"Based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset, the Squadron operated at Basra Air Station in Southern Iraq between October 2007 and February 2008.

Utilising the Mark 9 wheeled variant of the Lynx helicopter equipped with some of the latest equipment, the Squadron undertook diverse roles ranging from convoy escort and aerial surveillance to supporting counter-insurgency operations."

WHEN DID 847 STARTED TO USE ARMY LBH MK 9 LYNX? or is it a JHC thing?
Think they got them prior to Afghan. Mk 9's have a better DAS suite than Mk7's, so they're more apt for the operational climate.
 
#9
Jayhawk said:
Sorry guys, daft question about that article,

"Based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset, the Squadron operated at Basra Air Station in Southern Iraq between October 2007 and February 2008.

Utilising the Mark 9 wheeled variant of the Lynx helicopter equipped with some of the latest equipment, the Squadron undertook diverse roles ranging from convoy escort and aerial surveillance to supporting counter-insurgency operations."

WHEN DID 847 STARTED TO USE ARMY LBH MK 9 LYNX? or is it a JHC thing?
They were used in Iraq and have hence been handed back, end of Jan/Feb ish 08. Now back to mk7's only.
 
#12
The AET they mention in the piece, Harry Clifton is a mate of mine. Taught him to dive in the Sea Cadets, he's a good young lad, been in the mob for about 4 and a bit years now, hard worker and an all round bon oeuf

Saw him on weekend leave about 5 months ago, he was a bit cheesed off then, so it makes you wonder if anyone was sat on his shoulder when he made that statement, or is that just me being cynical.

Good work though guys and gals congrats
 

Grubber

Lantern Swinger
#13
Scouse_Scribes said:
The AET they mention in the piece, Harry Clifton is a mate of mine. Taught him to dive in the Sea Cadets, he's a good young lad, been in the mob for about 4 and a bit years now, hard worker and an all round bon oeuf

Saw him on weekend leave about 5 months ago, he was a bit cheesed off then, so it makes you wonder if anyone was sat on his shoulder when he made that statement, or is that just me being cynical.

Good work though guys and gals congrats
Fair one, doesn't sound like something a man who makes Cornish Pasty sandwiches would say. Grizz is a good lad tho, and had an impressive attitiude as a trainee on 702. :thumright:
 
#14
Grubber said:
Fair one, doesn't sound like something a man who makes Cornish Pasty sandwiches would say. Grizz is a good lad tho, and had an impressive attitiude as a trainee on 702. :thumright:
Ah you can take the lad out of Liverpool, but you can't take Liverpool out the lad, everything on a butty, nothings changed.
 

ctfairway

Lantern Swinger
#19
Bisley said:
They might take them back for afghan ops in the future, but when they left Basra handed them back to AAC. Only have &'s at VL
Could have sworn there was a Mk 9 open to visitors during CHF family's day last month????
 

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