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Army Air Corps Apache Helicopter is Lifted to the Flight Deck of HMS Illustrious

An Army Air Corps Apache helicopter is pictured being lifted from the hangar to the deck onboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious.

 

Two Apache helicopters from 664 Squadron, Army Air Corps embarked for a two week training package, to enable pilots and ground crews to acclimatise to working in a maritime environment.

 

They were joined by a Chinook from 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force which flew out to the ship for a few hours deck landing practice.

 

Photographer: POA(Phot) RayJones

Image 45153197.jpg from www.defenceimages.mod.uk

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Taken on July 19, 2011