Joint Services Take Part in Exercise Joint Warrior
Forward Air Controller (FAC) Corporal Craig Pullen (L) and Captain Paul McPherson guide in fighter jets to a target as they take part in exercise Joint Warrior, the biggest tri-service exercise conducted in Europe, at the Electronic Warfare Tactics Facility at RAF Spadeadam on October 13, 2009 in Carlisle, England. FAC's are in direct contact with pilots and are the eyes on the ground for fast jet pilots. Highly trained FAC's pinpoint targets using the latest electronic observation equipment and advanced map reading skills to give cover and support to troops on the ground.
I remember reading something in the newspaper over here a few weeks ago that there were something like 4 Mi-8s (I think) operated by an RAF squadron to help train Afghan forces, and that the helicopters would be left in theatre afterwards for Afghan use. Think I remember that the program was in danger of being cut due to costs or something, anybody remember the story?
Does anyone know what would happen to this vehicle? Would it be recovered and repaired of just left by the side of the road?
this vehicle has already benn recovered its in FOB inkerman Kajaki.every effort is made to recover vehicles or are either blown in place or red phossed even when tghis happens its preferable to get all the kit off if the situation allows but lives are worth more than kit if you know what i mean!