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Boeing Chinook Heavy Lift Helicopter Lapel Pin (CHINOOK)

Military Remembrance Pins

  • £800


Top quality metals and great detail on this 45mm double rear fixing lapel pin

This is a lapel pin badge with two rear metal butterfly clasp fixings.

Depicting a Boeing Chinook Heavy Lift Helicopter

The Boeing Chinook is a large, tandem rotor helicopter operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). A series of variants based on the United States Army's Boeing CH-47 Chinook, the RAF Chinook fleet is the largest outside the United States.[2] RAF Chinooks have seen extensive service including fighting in the Falklands War, peace-keeping commitments in the BalkansNorthern Ireland and action in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The Chinook aircraft, normally based at RAF Odiham, provides heavy-lift support and transport across all branches of the British armed forces, and is supported by the smaller, medium-lift helicopters such as the AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3 of the Royal Navy's Commando Helicopter Force and the RAF's Westland Puma HC.2, based at RNAS Yeovilton and RAF Benson.[3]

The RAF has a total of 60 active Chinooks in inventory as of 2015.[4] In 2018 the UK issued a request to the United States to purchase 16 additional aircraft.[5] The Chinook is expected to remain in RAF service until the 2040s.[6]

Courtesy Wikipedia


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