Friday, October 22, 2010


Cornwall Council honours naval helicopter crews for work in Helmand

A History and Honour news article

19 Oct 10

Cornwall Council recently recognised the work of personnel from Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose who have just returned from serving with coalition forces in Afghanistan at a special reception at the council's headquarters.

Sea King helicopter

A Sea King from 854 Naval Air Squadron arrives at Cornwall Council's headquarters in Truro [Picture: POA(Phot) Dave Gallagher, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010]

Personnel from 854 and 857 Naval Air Squadrons have been serving at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan since June 2009 where they have been providing support to the coalition forces in Afghanistan.

This includes gathering vital intelligence and providing surveillance of activities and movements on the ground over large areas of the country.

Welcoming around 70 members of 854 Squadron to the reception in Truro, Council Chairman, Mrs Pat Harvey, said:

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to welcome such brave and dedicated personnel from RNAS Culdrose to County Hall.

"Everyone in Cornwall is very proud of the role you are playing in helping to protect both the local people and coalition troops in Afghanistan and I am extremely honoured to be able to host this reception on behalf of the council."..

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