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RAF deploy to Afghanistan to build 'Rapid Environmental Hangars' for Army Apaches

11th December 2008 - 12:06 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


A team of 12 RAF personnel from RAF Wittering's No 5001 Squadron has been deploy to Afghanistan to build 'Rapid Environmental Hangars' to house the Apache and other helicopters operated by the Army from Camp Bastion.

Attack helicopters are crucial to the ground operations in Helmand Province and these hangars will better facilitate the serviceability and availability of the aircraft under the extremes climatic conditions experienced in Afghanistan.

5001 Squadron role is to provide expeditionary airfield facilities for Defence and is one of several Air Combat Service Support Units at Wittering that, together, make up the RAF Logistics Hub to provide the expeditionary logistics and engineering capability that is necessary to support Air Power worldwide.


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