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.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Balloons float over the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol during the International Balloon Fiesta. A total of 132 balloons took off within 55 minutes of each other at the fiesta site, setting a new European record.
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Punk rock star Ian Dury of Ian Dury and the Blockheads appearing at Brighton Centre
Punk rock star Ian Dury of Ian Dury and the Blockheads appearing at Brighton Centre of 3 July 1979. Singing and smoking a cigar. By Roger Bamber. 70s / 1970s Rock star vintage monochrome portrait iconic stills library
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