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Squadron News – January 2010

The Sqn deployed to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in Ex RED FLAG 10-2 (RF) at Nellis AFB. The aim of the exercise was to regenerate the Sqn’s capability to participate in Large Force Employment (LFE) and Composite Air Operations (COMAO) whilst consolidating Paveway IV with Sniper capability at low and medium levels using PLAN mode. The Exercise lead-in was far from ideal as the Sqn returned from Christmas leave on 4 Jan to find the airfield under a thick blanket of snow, exacerbated by the fact that the Stn no longer had a snow-clearing capability. As the cold weather persisted, flying was cancelled for 2 weeks meaning that none of the pre-RF work-ups were completed.

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