Gaining legendary status during its 40-year career, RAF Chinook HC6A ‘Bravo November’ first saw action in the Falklands War. Former crewmember Tom Jones recounts his experience of the conflict
On 26 May, Sqn Ldr Dick Langworthy assumed command of the single-Chinook detachment and appointed me as his second-in-command. It was obvious from the start that very careful consideration had to be exercised in the tasking of ZA718/ BN, with control exercised at a high level. The bulk of it involved the transportation of men and equipment, medical evacuation and the movement of ammunition, fuel pods and prisoners of war.