RFA Helicopter Crew Train With Regiment

October 3, 2022 | 1 Comment

[Updated with video] The Royal Fleet Auxiliary [RFA] Tideforce recently conducted “winching training” with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard.

The RFA Tideforce tweeted the photos below, saying: “MENACE 20 Winching Training Exercise with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard. Weighted bag first followed by the Winchman. Straight down and back up. Keep that course steady, it’s a bit choppy out here today.”

A spokesperson previously said, “While here, a Royal Navy helicopter from RFA Tideforce will conduct familiarisation flights over across the island. This was last done in 2020 and is a key part of the ongoing hurricane preparedness plan for Bermuda. The helicopter will also conduct offshore training with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard.

“The Royal Fleet Auxiliary provides logistical support to the Royal Navy, all over the world. RFA Tideforce is the Fourth of Class of the Military Afloat Reach & Sustainability [MARS] Tankers. At 30,000 tonne, the Tide class tankers are the largest ships currently in service within the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

“The Tide Class tankers are flexible, state-of-the-art double-hulled vessels, designed to provide key underway replenishment at sea [RAS] capability and support to the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    That looks like fun!

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