Lifeline in Helmand: RAF Front-Line Air Supply in Afghanistan: 1310 Flight in ActionАвтор:
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Afghanistan is the theater where 1310 Flight’s role is to provide the heavy-lift support helicopter element within the British Forces’ Joint Helicopter Command. Its Headquarters are at Wilton because the unit reports to British Land Forces HQ, meaning that the Operational Command of its RAF personnel lies with the Army. RAF Odiham in Hampshire offers the Flight the largest fleet of Chinooks outside the US Army. Currently, eight of those machines are detached to Afghanistan at any one time, within the International Security Assistance Force.