Joe Copalman reports from El Centro in Southern California, where RAF Puma crews preparing for Afghanistan undergo the two-month Imperial Zephyr pre - deployment e xercise.


Most of the Puma crews at El Centro for Imperial Zephyr were training for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of NATO’s Operation Resolute Support.
All photos Joe Copalman

RITISH SUPPORT for NATO’s continuing Resolute Support mission did not end completely in December 2014 when UK forces ceased combat operations in Afghanistan with the close of Operation Herrick.

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