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Navy Sea Kings complete 1,000th mission in Afghanistan

July 22, 2011

A Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control Mk7 helicopter takes off from Camp Bastion, Afghanistan [Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Alex Cave, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] The Royal Navy's Sea King Mk7 Force completed their 1,000th operational mission in Afghanistan yesterday.

Sea King helicopter squadrons from Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose have been operating from Camp Bastion since 2009 and have contributed to the confiscation of significant amounts of IED-making equipment, arms and drugs, and the detainment of suspected insurgents.

Following their help, on a recent vehicle interdiction, ground forces seized over 1,200kg of unprocessed wet opium with a street value of around £1.9m.

Continues at: mod.uk – Navy Sea Kings complete 1,000th mission in Afghanistan

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