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Tactical Supply Wing Unit Lapel Pin (TSWLAP)

Military Remembrance Pins

  • £600


Wear this Tactical Supply Wing TSW Royal Air Force RAF

Unit Lapel Pin with pride at any time of the year.

Made with High quality metals and enamels.

Rear rubber butterfly pin fastener.

Size: 25mm

Free UK Postage & Packaging

International postage will be added at checkout using Royal Mails current International Large Letter Tariff

The Tactical Supply Wing (TSW), a/k/a "Tiswas" was formed at RAF Stafford in late 1970 and became operational in January 1971.[1] Tiswas was sent on its first operational deployment to Northern Ireland in 1971. Elements of TSW have deployed around the world to support British and NATO helicopter units in most major exercises and conflicts since it was formed.

Tiswas' primary role is supporting the deployment of helicopter operations, specialising in providing rotors-turning refuelling to helicopters and field refuelling of fixed-wing aircraft; this can done from the back of a transport aircraft, or deploy-able storage facilities, such as bowsers or pillow tanks, often in the field or at austere temporary sites.[2][3]

The unit is still at Stafford, but the base is now called Beacon Barracks which houses 16 Signal Regiment and No. 1 Armoured Division.[4][5]

Courtesy Wikipedia


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