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The Combat Veteran - 40 Years of the Chinook in the UK

10th January 2022 - 12:00 GMT | by Studio

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The Chinook has served in every RAF campaign of the past 40 years. But in Afghanistan, it faced greater pressure than ever before.

Brought to you in partnership with Boeing​

Thirty Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have won the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) while flying the Boeing Chinook with a significant number coming in Afghanistan.

The versatile helicopter became the workhorse of the conflict in Afghanistan, thanks to its core qualities: stable handling, power, and resilience.

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