A Royal Navy Merlin Mk1 helicopter takes off from RFA Argus.
Trainee pilots, observers and aircrewmen spent five weeks aboard RFA Argus with 3 Merlin helicopters practicing basic deck landings and load transfers to undertaking complex tactical sorties.
This training mission was the last hurdle for the students who have
spent between two and four years to reach this point. If successful
they will earn their wings soon and join front-line
units.Photographer: LA(PHOT) Dave Sterratt
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