Air International 2017-07
I.Harding - Air Mobility OCU /Military/
Captured departing RAF Brize Norton, the C-17 gives the Royal Air Force a long-range strategic heavy-lift transport aircraft that offers the ability to project and sustain a force close to a potential area of operations for combat, peacekeeping or humanitarion missions worldwide.
No.70 Squadron A400M Atlas C1s operated between RAF Brize Norton to Keevil in Wiltshire, seen here, and Woodbridge airfield in Suffolk in support of 16 Air Assault Task Force during Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 in March 2017. No.24 Squadron C Flight is the A400M Operational Conversion Flight.
The BAE 146s of No.32(TR) Squadron, one of which is pictured preparing for departure at Brize Norton, and Agusta 109E based at RAF Northolt in west London are other types supported by the AMOCU.
A Voyager flight crew during an air-to-air refuelling mission. The AMOCU provides support services to this and other Royal Air Force air mobility platforms.
RAF Brize Norton Transport Wing C-130 Hercules do not carry squadron markings. A Hercules C4 is seen here completing a tactical landing on an austere surface on the Salisbury Plain Training Area. No.24 Squadron’s A and B Flights are responsible for the Royal Air Force's Hercules operational conversion and tactical and special forces component respectively.