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Military assist with aftermath of storm Emma.

‹ Return to RAF Chinook joins snow relief effort

Description: A 27 Squadron Chinook departs Royal Air Force Odiham with RAF Engineers and Royal Marines to head to the North of England to help and give support in the wake of Storm Emma.

Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters are again delivering help, less than 6 months after they assisted with relief efforts in the Caribbean.

Much Closer to home, RAF Odiham, Hants responded to a request from the local authorities in Cumbria to come to the aid of those in need in the wake of the recent heavy snowfall.

No. 27 Squadron’s Survival Equipment specialists arrived early to ready the gear required by the aircrew and Air Traffic Controllers were also called upon to assist with the safe departure of the aircraft. The Chinook got airborne early this morning to enable the RAF team to be ‘on task’ to begin providing assistance as soon as possible.

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