US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter
Pictured are two US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Multi-Mission Helicopters at Kandahar Airfield in 2010.
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.
The primary mission of the Blackhawk helicopter is as a troop carrier and logistical support aircraft, but in addition the helicopter can be configured to carry out medical evacuation, command-and-control, search-and-rescue, armed escort, electronic warfare and executive transport missions.
Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar Provence in Afghanistan was used by the RAF for combat operations from 2001 to 2014.
Part of Kandahar Airfield was known as RAF Kandahar, It operated RAF, Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps aircraft and was one end of the "Air Bridge" that started inRAF Brize Norton in the UK.
All otherISAFairborne forces were also based there.
Kandahar International Airport as it was called originally is located some 10 miles South-East of the city of Kandahar in Afghanistan.
It is the country's second international airport and one of its biggest military bases, it has the space for over two hundred military aircraft
Aviation - Royal Air Force Coronation Review - Odiham
The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, carried out the Coronation Review of the Royal Air Force, at RAF Station, Odiham, Hampshire. With over 318 planes on the ground, and with over 600 taking part in a fly past, the review was the biggest parade of aircraft in the history of the servise
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Officers and Men of the R.A.F. Station at Abingdon, one of the main airfields of
Officers and Men of the R.A.F. Station at Abingdon, one of the main airfields of Transport Command, march past the Mayor of the Borough who is taking the salute. The Freedom of the Borough was bestowed upon the Air Force Station by the Town Council to strengthen the bond of friendship between town and Station. Date: 1955
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