A Chinook helicopter of 1310 Flt, 27 Squadron RAF collects an underslung load to deliver supplies to a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan.
The Chinooks provide a vital link keeping troops on the ground supplied with everything from food and water to ammunition.
This image was a winner in the RAF 2011 Photographic Competition.
Photographer: Flt Sgt Graham Spark (RAF)
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