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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    For those guys joining the Fleet Air Arm as an AET, here's a news item that maybe of interest for those of you maybe wanting to become Commando trained later in your career: 847 Sqn News
  2. You mean you have to fly safely?

    Right, I'm phoning AFCO mon morning, cancel my application - can I join USN and fly Top Gun?
  3. Think we also won it in 2003/4 ?
  4. I wonder how many times did 771 Sqdn win it ? :thumright: :angel4:
  5. Be glad to have you Cpt_Black I'll keeep the kettle hot for ya. Bring your own beer; ours is rubbish.

  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?
  7. 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.
  8. Grubber,

    Will they have RN titles? And are they permi equipment now?
  9. They were used in Iraq and have hence been handed back, end of Jan/Feb ish 08. Now back to mk7's only.
  10. I was told they were using them when in Afghan, for the reasons given before. Might be wrong, but heard it from a lad on 847
  11. 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
  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
  13. 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. Ah you can take the lad out of Liverpool, but you can't take Liverpool out the lad, everything on a butty, nothings changed.
  15. 47's LX are all supplied by the Army via JHC. As for marking whilst in Afghan there will be RN and RM markings.
  16. 47's LX are all supplied by the Army via JHC. As for marking whilst in Afghan there will be RN and RM markings.
  17. Oh to have a sqdn of Wx MK V's again huh.........just like to ol' days on 845!
  18. And 847 based in Singa's.

    Happy days.
  19. Could have sworn there was a Mk 9 open to visitors during CHF family's day last month????

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