RAF Hercules engineers honoured for work in Kandahar
Engineers from 33 (Engineering) Squadron have been recognised for the work they do supporting the RAF’s C-130J Hercules fleet at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
The small detachment of deployed engineers is responsible for the maintenance of all RAF C-130J Hercules aircraft operating in Afghanistan and the Middle East from 904 Expeditionary Air Wing at Kandahar Airfield.
Due to the operational tempo in June 2011, the C-130J fleet experienced a number of technical issues that potentially could have grounded the vital tactical air transport assets, seriously affecting the transport of troops and cargo, and aeromedical evacuations.
The detachment faced an engineering challenge that tested their management and technical expertise in the harsh conditions of the Afghan summer.