Apache Helicopters at RAF Leuchars
Capt David Almot (left) and Major Howard Floyd take a close look at one of the Apache attack helicopters at RAF Leuchars due to participate in a flying exercise over Scotland and Northern England to test tactical leadership skills of frontline aircrew. Almost 50 fixed wing and 14 helicopters will take part in the exercise between February 18-28th, 2002. The night operations exercise is being held in Scotland and will hone the leadership skills of the aircrew in a controlled, but realistic night tactical environment. Flying will take place each evening, from Monday to Thursday, for the duration of the exercise, with all low level aerial activity completed by 11pm.
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Aviation - The Red Arrows - RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire
The nine pilots of the Red Arrows, who form the RAF premier acrobatic team, stood in the cockpits of their red Gnat jet trainer aircraft at RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire. They are based at nearby RAF Kemble. Also pictured (wearing white) are the ground crew.
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Director Guy Hamilton - CP Robertson Memorial Trophy
Lord Shackleton, Lord Privy Seal and former Royal Air Force Minister, presents Guy Hamilton (left), the director of the Battle of Britain film, with the CP Robertson Memorial Trophy. It commemorates the founder of the Air Public Relations Association. During the presentation in London, Lord Shackleton said that the film was 'the most honest and most remarkable war film I have ever seen'.
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