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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Military - VC 10 and Belfast RAF Aircraft - Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
Two VC 10 jet transporters and a Belfast turbojet freighter (centre) are seen in the gigantic new hangar, one of the biggest in Western Europe, officially handed over to the Royal Air Force at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, by Sir Cecil Mant, Controller-General of the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works. The hangar, 1, 056ft long, 215ft wide and 90ft high, covers five acres and is capable of holding three 144-ton VC 10's and three 100-ton Belfasts. It costs 1, 800, 000 and marks another stage in the development of Brize Norton as the main base for the strategic force of RAF Air Support Command.
60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth IIs Coronation
Spent shell casings litter the ground as a member of the Honourable Artillery Company, the City of London's Territorial Army regiment and the oldest regiment in the British Army, stands at a gun after they fired a 62 round Royal Salute, performed in honour of the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, from Gun Wharf at HM Palace and Fortress, The Tower of London.
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