26 Jan '15, 2pm

Commando helicopter force Merlin course students graduate

The Operational Conversion Course to Merlin Mk3 has been another string to my bow as a Naval Aviator. Lt Cdr Richard Bartram He went on to explain his role in the new squadron, “As the Operations Officer I am in charge of the day to day and future programming of the Squadron. I align our Squadron capability with the requests for our services, such as troop carrying for the Royal Marines or Army, Under Slung Load movements for the RAF or any other requests for our new and highly capable aircraft”. For the eight Pilots and seven Aircrewmen, this ceremony signified the end of six months of Merlin flying training at 28(AC) Squadron being trained by both RN and RAF instructors. The training comprised five phases; Basic, Advanced, Instrument Flying, Night and Operational. They now look forward to an extremely busy and challenging period on their Front-Line units, operating in No...

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