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RAF Hercules engineers honoured for work in Kandahar

August 24, 2011

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.

Hercules Aircraft taking off in Afghanistan

A Royal Air Force Hercules C130J transport aircraft takes off from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan en route to Kandahar airfield (stock image). Picture: Petty Officer Airman (Photographer) Sean Clee, Crown Copyright/MOD 2006

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.

Continues at: mod.uk – RAF Hercules engineers honoured for work in Kandahar

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 24, 2011 20:28

    Honor is due to engineeers responsabile of maintenance of RAF C-130J Hercules aircraft operating in Afghanistan for their expertise and deditions, which made possible all operations required either for transport of troops and cargo that for aeromedical evacuation.
    Honor and thanks on name of troops and wounded warrios.
    claudio Alpaca

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