No one on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Algonquin can remember the last time a Canadian CH-124 Sea King helicopter dropped five exercise torpedoes in one day. But, that’s exactly what happened July 19 during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), which took place around the Hawaiian Islands from June 29 to August 3, 2012.
The drug and pirate-busting Merlin helicopter of HMS Westminster is safely back home in Culdrose after seven months making a 'tangible' difference in the Indian Ocean. 02 Flight – callsign Red Bull – played a key role in three pirate busts and one drug smuggling take-down, four of the most eventful of the 150 missions the Merlin helicopter flew.
Whilst Team GB were setting records at the London Olympics, the RAF Search And Rescue team at ‘C’ Flight, 22 Squadron based at RAF Valley set their own milestone on Olympic Super Saturday by completing the Flight’s 9000th rescue.
Foreign affairs minister John Baird enjoys “flying” CH-146 Griffon
Monday, 13 August 2012 06:14
During a recent media event at Carleton University in Ottawa, announcing a $38 million contract for flight simulation technologies, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was all smiles as he “flew” a CH-146 Griffon helicopter.
The sun smiled brightly during this year’s Canada Day festivities at Shipyard Park in Whitehorse, Yukon, when, along with the citizenship ceremony, 20 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals (QDJMs) were awarded in a special presentation.