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Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA)
Photographic Logs for 2012

Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') of 671 Squadron descending in to a Confined Area of Autumn colours in October 2012.

Tuesday December 4, 2012 The SPTA was very active all day with calls for the confined area, the DZ and DD and even West Everleigh Down. A Wildcat was working around 'OP3' an Observation Post on Bulford Range also but was not seen.
Left to right: Gazelle AH.1 (XX453) of QinetiQ - Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron (RWTES) from Boscombe Down it was using callsign 'Gauntlet 30'.
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (ZD284 'K') of 671 Squadron based at AAC Middle Wallop was using callsign 'Army Air 773'.
Left to right: Merlin HC.3 (ZJ120 'D') of 28/78 Squadron from RAF Benson was using callsign 'Vortex 782' and for part of its time here was working with an Army Land Rover on 'Vehicle Interdiction' training.
Left to right: Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') 'Army Air 721' of 670 Squadron at AAC Middle Wallop.
Left to right: Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') 'Army Air 721' of 670 Squadron at AAC Middle Wallop.
Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') of 671 Squadron.
(DSLR full-frame sensor + Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS 1/100 at f14 ISO 100 -1/3 stop exposure compensation).
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') with 7 POB of 671 Squadron based at AAC Middle Wallop was using callsign 'Army Air 751'.
Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') of 671 Squadron descending in a Confined Area of Autumn colours.
Left to right: Agusta-Westland AW-109E Power Elite (QQ100) of Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) from Boscombe Down was using callsign 'Tester 79'.
Left to right: Agusta-Westland AW-109E Power Elite (QQ100) of Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) from Boscombe Down was using callsign 'Tester 79'.

Tuesday October 30, 2012 Another slow day with no movements in the morning. At 13:20 a 671 Squadron Lynx AH.7 entered a Confined Area moving from one location to another for at least 45 minutes. It was followed by a 670 Squadron Squirrel AH.1 which again moved around the Confined Area for 40 minutes. The DZ had another Lynx and Squirrel followed late in the day by an Apache.
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') of 671 Squadron based at AAC Middle Wallop operating at four locations in a Confined Area.
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') operating at four locations around a Confined Area using callsign 'Redcat 44'.
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') at a second location in the Confined Area.
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ641 'A') at a third location in the Confined Area.
Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') of 670 Squadron at AAC Middle Wallop in the Confined Area.
Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') probably using c/s 'Army Air 721' of 670 Squadron at AAC Middle Wallop in the Confined Area.
Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') at a second location in the Confined Area.
Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') at a third location in the Confined Area.
Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') at a third location in the Confined Area.
Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ249 '49') at a third location in the Confined Area.
Apache HT.1 (ZJ166) on the DZ at the end of the day.

Chinook HC.3 (ZH900) in the Lindens.
Thursday October 18, 2012 A slow day saw a friendly Lynx AH.7 which left the DZ minutes before a para-drop from a C-130 Hercules. A Chinook followed dropping in to the Pennings before moving around the DZ and on to the Lindens and back to the DZ. The Bell 212 arrived at the DZ as I was leaving for the Confined Area.
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (ZD284 'K') of 671 Squadron based at AAC Middle Wallop.
Lynx AH.7 (ZD284 'K') of 671 Squadron based at AAC Middle Wallop. Bell 212HP AH.1 (ZK206) of 671 Squadron.
C-130K Hercules C.3A (XV209) para-drop over the Drop Zone (DZ) of the Brize Norton Transport Wing.
Chinook HC.3 (ZH900) using a 'Vortex' callsign of 18/27 Squadron Odiham Wing.
Chinook HC.3 (ZH900) using a 'Vortex' callsign of 18/27 Squadron Odiham Wing.