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TA Reservist Ground Crews Training with the New Wildcat Helicopter for the First Time

Territorial Army ground crew reservists are pictured during a training exercise with the new Wildcat helicopter.

 

It was the Army's first opportunity to work with the helicopter which is due in service in 2014.

 

6 Regiment Army Air Corps (Volunteers) is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Its role is to provide ground crew for Apache and Lynx helicopters as reinforcements to other Army Air Corps regiments, both on exercise and operations.

 

With the emergence of the Wildcat, which will replace the current Lynx helicopter, training will be targeted to encompass this new capability, and this exercise provided the reservists with the opportunity to learn about working with the new Wildcat and become familiar with its refuelling and resupply.

 

The Wildcat will perform a range of tasks on the battlefield including reconnaissance, transportation of troops and materiel, and the provision of force protection. It will be significantly more powerful than the current Lynx, enabling it to operate in extreme hot conditions and at high altitudes.

  

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Photographer: Corporal Kellie Williams, RLC

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Taken on September 6, 2012