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Army Air Corps in North Yorkshire support Diamond Jubliee

Army

12:00am 22nd May 2012

Soldiers from the Army Air Corps (AAC) in North Yorkshire are to use a training exercise to help build one of the thousands of beacons being built around the United Kingdom to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The soldiers from 9 Regiment AAC, based at Dishforth Airfield, are to maximise the training benefit of allowing their young and less experienced Rigger Marshallers the chance to rig unfamiliar loads in an austere location. It will also allow the aircrew themselves to develop their under slung load flying skills.

In all the two Lynx Mk 7 helicopters will lift about 10 tons of timber from a farm in Wensleydale to the top of Penhill which sits above West Witton, near Leyburn, on Tuesday May 22nd.

The beacon will be lit on Sunday, June 4th 2012.

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