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7, 18(B) and 27 Squadron - (Odiham Wing)
RAF Odiham
(Joint Helicopter Command)
The Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) was formed in 1999 and became operational on April 1, 2000.

On Salisbury Plain
Boeing CH-47F Chinook HC.6 (ZK558) using callsign 'Vortex 483' with 7 Squadron in November 2016.
Left to right: Boeing CH-47F Chinook HC.6 (ZK558) using callsign 'Vortex 483' with 7 Squadron in November 2016. 7 Squadron Chinook HC.6s ZK550 to ZK553.

Chinook HC.4 (ZA712 'W') using callsign 'Vortex 440' of 18 Squadron in 100 years Anniversary scheme on SPTA in August 2016.
Left to right: Chinook HC.4 (ZA680 'AH' and ZA713) in a confined area in the SPTA in March 2017.
Left to right: Chinook HC.4 (ZD984) using callsign 'Vortex 472' of 18/27 Squadron in December 2016 on EvDZ.
Left to right: Chinook HC.4 (ZA680 'AH') using callsign 'Vortex 447' of 18/27 Squadron in December 2016 on EvDZ.
Chinook HC.4 (ZA710) using callsign 'Vortex 424' with Odiham Wing arriving at DD in February 2016.
Left to right: Chinook HC.4 (ZA710) using callsign 'Vortex 424' with Odiham Wing. Vortex 424 was heard entering the Pennings confined landing area before moving to the nearby Sidbury Hill for another confined landing. They then headed off for Imber Village before calling Salisbury Ops' for Depford Down. After they arrived two ammunition boxes were placed together on the grass strip as a marker before they departed to the west to circle around and approach from the east and land adjacent to these boxes. This they did four times before collecting the boxes and heading off to the south. The 'desert box' rolling landing technique intended to overcome the dangerous effects of 'brown-out' conditions.
Chinook HC.2A (ZH896) in February 2010.
Left to right: Chinook HC.4s (ZA705 'AN' and ZD981) Pegasus Flight on Everleigh DZ in January 2016.
Left to right: Chinook HC.2A (ZH894) and Chinook HC.4 (ZH776) on the DZ in January 2014.
Chinook HC.3 (ZH900) using a 'Vortex' callsign in the Lindens Confined Area and on the DZ in October 2012.
Chinook HC.2 (ZA679 'AG') loading troops during an exercise in April 2009.
RAF Chinook HC.2 was transporting troops across Salisbury Plain in April 2009.
Left to right: Chinook HC.2 (ZA679 'AG').
Left to right: Chinook HC.2 (ZA679 'AG').
Chinook HC.2 (ZA679 'AG') loading troops during an exercise in April 2009.
Chinook HC.2A (ZH896) during exercise 'Pashtun Rat' on Salisbury Plain in February 2010.
Chinook HC.2 (ZA707 'AO') in February 2011.
Chinook HC.2 (ZA714 'AV') it has a 'Chinook 30 years' special tail seen heere at AAC Netheravon in august 2011.
Chinook HC.2A (ZH896) during exercise 'Pashtun Rat' on Salisbury Plain in February 2010. Chinook HC.2 (ZA710 'AR') operating with the 7 Squadron - Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW) on Salisbury Plain in November 2011.

On Display
Chinook HC.2 (ZA714) which took the Steedman Sword for the best British display at RIAT in 2012.
Left to right: Chinook HC.4 (ZA681) at Eastbourne air show off the coast at Beachy Head in August 2015.
Left to right: Chinook HC.2 (ZA705 'AN') at RIAT July 2007.
Chinook HC.2A (ZH895) at Waddington air display in June 2005.
Chinook HC.2 (ZA670 'AA') at RIAT 2009.


Low Level Flying Action
Left to right: Chinook HC.2A (ZH896) over Thirlmere possibly involved in a fighter evasion exercise in October 2013
Left to right: Chinook HC.2 (ZA707 'AO') through the Lake District in March 2011.
Left to right: Chinook HC.4 (ZD575 'DC') low through the Mach' Loop in April 2017.

On base
Chinook HC.3 (ZH900) of the Chinook Development Flight from RAF Odiham in March 2010
Left to right: Chinook HC.2 (ZA704) of 7 Squadron was on the ground for just five minutes at RAF Northolt in October 2012.
Chinook HC.3 (ZH902) on the ground at Netheravon in February 2011 during an exercise.