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'Pashtun Jaguar' tests UK helicopter crews for Afghanistan

12th March 2012 - 14:11 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


Rotary-wing assets from the UK's Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) have taken part in a large exercise to prepare troops heading for Afghanistan.

JHC's Exercise Pashtun Jaguar supported the ground troops of 12 Mechanized Brigade as they took part in Exercise Pashtun Dawn, a mission rehearsal that prepares them for operations in theatre, held on the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) over four weeks in February and March.

12 Mechanized Brigade are due to take over from 20th Armoured Brigade as the lead formation of British troops in Helmand province in April 2012.

Taking part in the exercise were Army Air

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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