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Sea King Flies Final Mission over Helmand
 Part of channel(s): Afghanistan (current event)

The Sea King Mk 4 helicopters have flown for the last time over the skies of Helmand as their mission in Afghanistan comes to an end.
Over the last year, UK forces have routinely flown fewer helicopter hours each month than the maximum available helping to make the decision to remove excess helicopter capacity from operations.
There has been nearly a 30 per cent reduction in insurgent attacks in central Helmand compared to this time last year. The British area of operations in Helmand have reduced as the US have assumed responsibility for Sangin, Musa Qal’ah and Kajaki.
It now means that the Sea King 4 aircrews will be able to start training on the newer, more capable Merlin helicopters.

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Added: Oct-1-2011 Occurred On: Sep-29-2011
By: bravo61
Tags: Afghanistan, UK, US, British Army, Sea King Mk4, Lynx, Army Air Corps, Helmand Province, US Marines, Joint Helicopter Force (Afghanistan), 2 MAW(Fwd)
Location: Helmand, Afghanistan (load item map)
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