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RAF Chinook Carrying Army Land Rover Featured 19 Jun 2012 Image

RAF Chinook Carrying Army Land Rover

A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter is pictured carrying an Army Land Rover as part of Exercise Wessex Thunder.
RAF Chinooks from RAF Odiham taking part in Exercise Wessex Thunder (Ex WT) on Salisbury Plain. Ex WT saw 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) working with the Omani Western Frontier Regiment from the Royal Omani Army over a 2 week lonf exercise which concluded in a co-ordinated attack on the urban warfare training facility at Copehill Down. 2 PARA launched the initial assault with the Omani troops arriving by two Chinook's to reinforce the paras and complete the capture of the village.
The Chinook's also moved vehicles around the plain as underslung loads.
Royal Air Force Odiham is situated in North Hampshire, 46 Miles south west of London . The nearest large town is Basingstoke, 7 miles to the West. The working population of the Station is about 2, 000, of which around 100 are civilians.
Royal Air Force Odiham operates three Support Helicopter (SH) squadrons and one Army Air Corps (AAC) Lynx squadron. A conversion flight is incorporated in one of SH squadrons. The flying units are supported by Forward Support Wing, which provides 2nd line aircraft, equipment engineering and logistics support, and by Base Support Wing, which manages the Station infrastructure, finance, welfare and other support tasks. Ops Wing is responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of operational and logistic output and also manages the airfield services.
Nos 7, 18 (B) and 27 squadrons, equipped with the Chinook HC2, HC2A and HC3 and No 657 Squadron (AAC) with its Lynx AH7s, operate in support of NATO and UK interests worldwide, providing direct support to the Army. No 18 (B) Squadron additionally operates a training flight to convert pilots and crewmen to fly the Chinook. The Joint Helicopter Support Squadron is also based at Royal Air Force Odiham and deploys with the squadrons to provide specialist underslung load support and landing site management in

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Portrait of Anton Diabelli, seated half length, 1842 (watercolour heightened with white Featured 19 Jun 2012 Image

Portrait of Anton Diabelli, seated half length, 1842 (watercolour heightened with white

827940 Portrait of Anton Diabelli, seated half length, 1842 (watercolour heightened with white on paper) by Eybl, Franz (1806-80); 20.7x17.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of Anton Diabelli, seated half length. Franz Eybl (1806-1880). Watercolour heightened with white on paper. Signed and dated 1842. 20.7 x 17.1cm.); Photo A© Christie's Images; Austrian, out of copyright

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The Gow Brothers, 1914 (w/c on paper) Featured 19 Jun 2012 Image

The Gow Brothers, 1914 (w/c on paper)

486891 The Gow Brothers, 1914 (w/c on paper) by Gow, Mary L. (1851-1929); 80x121.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Roderic (Roddy) Gow a distinguished Naval officer, tragically killed in the Battle of Jutland in 1916 whilst serving on the HMS Defense which was blown up, leaving no survivors. Roddy the youngest of the brothers, is shown holding the naval White Ensign and has the hero's laurel leaves by his feet. Andrew, the eldest brother, is the central figure. He was a classics scholar, educated at Rugby and Trinity Cambridge. The artist's nephews;
); A© Christopher Wood Gallery, London, UK; English, out of copyright

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