RAF Merlin Helicopter on Exercise Pashtung Vortex in Jordan
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A Royal Air Force Merlin helicopter on Exercise Pashtung Vortex navigates a spectacular desert valley in Jordan.
Ex Pashtung Vortex was an overseas Training Exercise, taking place around Aqaba, Jordan and involving aircraft from the Merlin Force based at RAF Benson. The exercise enabled enviromental training and pre-deployment training objectives to be achieved.
Force Elements from RAF Benson and support units formed a Joint Helicopter Force Jordan, capable of supporting and sustaining 3 Merlin aircraft for the duration of the Exercise.
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Photographer: SAC Tommy Axford
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