Joint Warriors whirl their blades:
British and French combat helicopters recently got together
for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an
excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres
included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal
Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat
zone, with the services taking turns in leading the offensive. Other participants shown in this 16 Air Assault
Brigade-provided image are Lynx and Puma aircraft from the respective services.