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Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

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tornado17
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Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

Post by tornado17 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:25 pm

I noticed this afternoon and into this evening that they has been a lot of helicopter activity along the Solent. I definitely heard Chinooks and what I believe were Merlins. I've just heard another Chinook a short time ago. Anyone know if there is some sort of exercise happening, possibly Browndown or Thorney Island?

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Re: Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

Post by rh226 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:13 am

Yes. Ex. Hawser Link 2/18 - helicopters only.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... Nov_18.pdf
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Re: Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

Post by eagle driver » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:27 am

Two Wildcats currently off Southsea ZZ380 & Zz535
Also Merlin Hc4 ZJ135 plus Chinook Hc6 ZK553.

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Re: Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

Post by tornado17 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:25 pm

Many thanks for the responses and info

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Re: Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

Post by Yammer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:00 am

I heard the following related callsigns on Tues 6th Nov - RENEGADE 6 and RENEGADE 7

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Re: Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

Post by rh226 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:18 am

There was a Culdrose Merlin using a "RENEG" callsign showing on PP on Tuesday, too.
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Re: Helicopter Activity in The Solent 5th Nov

Post by Two66 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:07 pm

eagle driver wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:27 am
Two Wildcats currently off Southsea ZZ380 & Zz535
Also Merlin Hc4 ZJ135 plus Chinook Hc6 ZK553.
ZJ135 is not a Mk4, still a MK3 currently.

Only MK4 currently flying from Yeovilton ZJ131

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