Danish Merlins in the mountains

RDAF Merlin Mk512 M-517 at low level in one of the Snowdonia National Park valleys. A crewman in the rear-fuselage blister window provides the pilots with additional situational awareness. Tom Williams
Tom Williams

A pair of Merlin Mk512s from the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF’s) Eskadrille 722, based at Karup, were welcome visitors last year to RAF Valley, Wales, to operate in the Snowdonia Mountain Flying Training Area (MFTA). Having flown through the series of valleys known as the ‘Mach Loop’ on their way to Anglesey, the Merlins touched down on August 29.

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