30 Aug '12, 3pm

RAF pilot keeps troops supplied in Afghanistan: An RAF pilot is currently flying Merlin helicopters from Camp Ba...

Flight Lieutenant Rob Humphries, from 78 Squadron, who is normally based at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, is currently on a ten-week deployment to the British forces' main base of Camp Bastion in Helmand province. Flight Lieutenant Humphries, 1419 Flight, 78 Squadron, said: "The job we do in Afghanistan involves moving personnel and equipment around different forward bases in Helmand. We take a lot of food, ammunition, water and other essential equipment the troops need out on the ground. "The most satisfying part of my job out here is taking the troops out of their operating bases when they're returning home. Seeing their smiles is pretty good." Flight Lieutenant Humphries works in a close-knit team of four while serving in Afghanistan, including another pilot and two crewmen who deal with the people and equipment they are carrying:

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