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Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

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pwhite
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Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by pwhite » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:31 pm

Have just had Puma & Merlin circling and then briefly landing at manorbier

Partly makes up for missing the flypast ! :thumb:

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Cornish-guy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:28 pm

Had them(including a Wokka take of from C.M) all over pembroke today, i counted about 20 helicopter movements either over the town to and from Castlemartin(C.M) and slightly further over, took about 20 pics as well just need to work on them before i post a s few lines with pictures on the site....

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by pwhite » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:29 pm

Merlin back at Manorbier

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Longbow » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:34 pm

Saw a pair of Merlins heading into Castlemartin around 4.00pm and also a pair of Puma around 5.30.
The were also a pair of merlins operating out of Pembrey today.
This morning one merlin was operating with a 100sqn Hawk on fighter evasion.

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Cornish-guy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:57 pm

Wonder if anyone has been logging their details on mode s etc?

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:57 pm

Heavy helos, prob Merlins went over me at 2am on Tuesday morning heading east.
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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Cornish-guy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:13 pm

I have pictures folks need to sort through them pp them in Lightroom then put them in Flickr so i can put them on here, i wonder if the constant heli's are bringing supplies and staff from C.M to Cardiff, would make sense as Castlemartin has an barracks.


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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Fighterfoto » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:23 pm

This is Exercise Agile Spear and nothing to do with events at CM.

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Longbow » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:59 pm

Fighterfoto wrote:This is Exercise Agile Spear and nothing to do with events at CM.
Any more info on the ex?

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Reptile 1 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:25 pm

A training exercise for members of the Armed Forces has begun in earnest in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The exercise aims to test the contingency capabilities of the Armed Forces, specifically their ability to support helicopter operations in unknown and potentially dangerous environments. Based at Merrion Camp in Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, over 150 personnel have been simulating a humanitarian mission. Wing Commander Colin West explained the purpose of the exercise:

“Exercise Agile Spear is a training event for a deployable headquarters from RAF Benson, which is on readiness to deploy worldwide to support disaster relief operations, such as earthquakes, or to evacuate UK citizens from areas of conflict. The exercise ensures that the headquarters and the supporting elements are suitably qualified and experienced to carry out their roles.”

The exercise training audience involves a broad spectrum of units including the Aviation Task Force Headquarters from RAF Benson, Tactical Supply Wing from RAF Stafford, 244 Signals Squadron from Coventry, the Joint Helicopter Support Squadron from RAF Odiham, Nymegan Company Grenadier Guards, 132 Logistics Support Squadron of 7 Battalion REME and 3 Mobile Catering Squadron from RAF Wittering. Also supporting the exercise and obtaining their own training requirements are various support helicopters: Merlin and Puma 2 from RAF Benson, Lynx from Dishforth and Chinook from RAF Odiham.

The exercise continues until Friday.

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Re: Puma and Merlin at Manorbier

Post by Cornish-guy » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:57 am

Reptile 1 wrote:A training exercise for members of the Armed Forces has begun in earnest in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The exercise aims to test the contingency capabilities of the Armed Forces, specifically their ability to support helicopter operations in unknown and potentially dangerous environments. Based at Merrion Camp in Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, over 150 personnel have been simulating a humanitarian mission. Wing Commander Colin West explained the purpose of the exercise:

“Exercise Agile Spear is a training event for a deployable headquarters from RAF Benson, which is on readiness to deploy worldwide to support disaster relief operations, such as earthquakes, or to evacuate UK citizens from areas of conflict. The exercise ensures that the headquarters and the supporting elements are suitably qualified and experienced to carry out their roles.”

The exercise training audience involves a broad spectrum of units including the Aviation Task Force Headquarters from RAF Benson, Tactical Supply Wing from RAF Stafford, 244 Signals Squadron from Coventry, the Joint Helicopter Support Squadron from RAF Odiham, Nymegan Company Grenadier Guards, 132 Logistics Support Squadron of 7 Battalion REME and 3 Mobile Catering Squadron from RAF Wittering. Also supporting the exercise and obtaining their own training requirements are various support helicopters: Merlin and Puma 2 from RAF Benson, Lynx from Dishforth and Chinook from RAF Odiham.

The exercise continues until Friday.

Just Bumping this folks - did anyone get a log of serials for this exercise please :thumb:

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