RAF Merlin Helicopters During Exercise Desert Vortex
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Royal Air Force Merlin helicopters soar over Jordan during Exercise Desert Vortex.
250 Royal Air Force personnel from RAF Odiham and RAF Benson undertook a training exercise in the Middle Eastern country. It was the first time that 6 Chinook and 3 Merlin helicopters had trained together in a desert environment, as their crews prepared for deployment to Afghanistan.
Photographer: SAC Neil Chapman