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Sunday, 27 May 2007

'Sorry, the historic Falklands aircraft are, er, still in service'

Chinook helicopter ZA718, otherwise known as Bravo November, the sole aircraft to make it off the Atlantic Conveyor and a stalwart of the Falklands campaign twenty-five years ago, will be unable to take part in the commemorative fly-past in June to mark the end of the campaign.

She is currently in service in Afghanistan and can't be spared.

True.

3 comments:

old and angry said...

i used to fly to work in one of these monsters, untill a problem with the rotors developed in one of them, and 46 of my colleagues were killed!
These days Super Puma is the latest mode of transport.

I'm just surprised they are still in service.

Tuscan Tony said...

Dull Sunday factoid but Pink Floyd's The Final Cut has the opening words "The replacement for the vessel Atlantic Conveyor will be built in Japan" - the voice Roger Waters used is my old dad (he says proudly). Interesting post, thanks.

Jason H. Bowden said...

I have no doubt the British military will one day again be the power it once was. However, I fear by the time this happens, the new line of hardware will be Prophet Mohammed class.