Puma flies in for its first time but it was bye-bye to the Merlin

A Puma helicopter

A Puma helicopter

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HELICOPTERS from the village RAF base made their first and last appearances at an airshow on the weekend.

The RAF’s Puma MK2 chopper, launched last year after a £260m upgrade, was shown to crowds at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford for the first time on Saturday.

But the Merlin MK3 aircraft made its last appearance as it is due to be transferred to the Navy later this year.

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11:32am Mon 14 Jul 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

If the merlins are moving out does that mean the Chinook's are moving in??
If the merlins are moving out does that mean the Chinook's are moving in?? yabbadabbadoo256
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