Bravo November: An icon of British aviation retires to the RAF Museum Cosford

One of the original batch of 30 Boeing CH-47 Chinooks ordered by the Royal Air Force in 1978, ZA718, better known by her now legendary call sign, Bravo November recently joined the collection at the RAF Museum Cosford to begin the next chapter of her life as a static display piece and FlyPast were there for the private unveiling in front of former servicemen who flew her and assorted members of the press.

Bravo November’s final journey was on the back of a low loader on April 2, when she was moved by road from RAF Odiham to her new home at Cosford. Several museums were hoping to acquire this historic airframe but Air Chief Marshall Sir Andrew Pulford, the retiring Chair of the Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum had a very personal reason for wishing to see Bravo November taking up residence at Cosford, having first flown her in November 1983, whilst she was still serving in the Falklands.

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