30 Nov '16, 12pm

“Who Was Flying These Mysterious Blue Choppers in Iraq?” by @warisboring https://t.co/utQfcb3n4D

“Who Was Flying These Mysterious Blue Choppers in Iraq?” by @warisboring https://t.co/utQfcb3n4D

Who Was Flying These Mysterious Blue Choppers in Iraq? Specialized Canadian squadron likes to keep a low profile by JOSEPH TREVITHICK For five months in 2016, anyone who looked up in northern Iraq might have caught a glimpse of three odd, dark blue helicopters flying around. From a distance, these choppers would have looked a lot like civilian aircraft, but they were actually part of a unique Royal Canadian Air Force squadron. Canada’s military is especially tight-lipped about its elite units and the 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron is no exception. The deployment to Iraq between May and October 2016 offered an uncommon glimpse of the unit in action. “A detachment of three helicopters from 427 Special Operations Aviation … provide essential tactical helicopter transportation,” reads the caption from what appears to be the only official photo from Iraq to mention th...

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