Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby RickIngham on Sun 10 Apr 2011, 9:50 pm

This weekend saw RAF Benson's 606 sqn (RAF Reserves) take part in Exercise Chiltern Kite in D123 on Salisbury Plain.
The theme of the exercise was humanitarian aid and saw around 250 personnel dotted around the danger area recieving under-slung loads and troop moves...

The full set can be found either on my website:

http://www.rickinghamphotography.co.uk/gallery2/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=12674

Or my Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56454775@N06/sets/72157626468009578/

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RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 ZA935 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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606 Sqn SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 ZA935 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 ZA935 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 ZA935 Merlin ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 ZA935 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma ZA935 XW231 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 XW231 ZA935 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr


...And to show how low the action was: (note the car in the 2nd pic)

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Very low RAF Merlin HC3 ZJ137 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Puma HC1 ZA935 SPTA Ex Chiltern Kite by Rick Ingham, on Flickr


Thanks for looking and sorry for the amount.


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606sqn RAF Reserves - RAF Benson by Rick Ingham, on Flickr
Last edited by RickIngham on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 12:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Sun 10 Apr 2011, 10:01 pm

Splendid stuff! :clap: :clap:
Cheers Phil

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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby F-86 on Sun 10 Apr 2011, 11:36 pm

Looks like you got some decent action, nice shots. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby TomTwin on Sun 10 Apr 2011, 11:41 pm

Sorry for the amount? WHY AREN'T THERE MORE? Splendid pics! That low Merlin is my fav! :biggrin:
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby IanH on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 8:19 am

Terrific set indeed Rick. Looks an excellent exercise with plenty going on for the chaps. Great weather too. Would have liked to have seen this one.

Catch you soon.

Regards, Ian
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby JohnF on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 2:35 pm

Great set. Lovely head on shots of the Merlin but the Pumas are my favourite :clap:
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby timuss on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 2:51 pm

Cracking set love the head on shots :clap: :clap:
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby RichPittman on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 6:04 pm

Very nice set Rick

Like the puma over the road and the merlin kicking up the dust the most. :biggrin:
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby bigcrow on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 7:28 pm

Excellent set Rick... :clap:
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby RickIngham on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 8:33 pm

Thanks all. Was nice to get some good action in some sun for once...
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Re: Exercise Chiltern Kite 2011

Postby Bartek on Tue 12 Apr 2011, 6:35 am

Great set!
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