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The Griffin Trophy Awards
Defence Helicopter School, RAF Shawbury
(Congratulations to Wayne Griffin shown here receiving the Griffin Trophy, presented by Vice Admiral Alan David Richards CB).
Phil Connolly of the Huey Team and MSS Holdings (UK) Ltd was proud to sponsor the Griffin Trophy which was awarded to Wayne Griffin at the Course Graduation on 26th September 2014.
Sixty (Reserve) Squadron is part of the Defence Helicopter School at RAF Shawbury. The Squadron provides advanced multi engine helicopter training on the Bell 412 Griffin primarily to RAF aircrew prior to their conversion to operational types. On completion of the course, pilots and crewmen are awarded their aircrew brevets. MSS Holdings (UK) Ltd sponsors the Griffin Trophy which is awarded to the course member who, in the opinion of the staff, has contributed to the spirit of Sixty Squadron and to the morale of the course whilst maintaining military ethos. The winner of the trophy receives a tankard as a memento of their success.
The winner of the Griffin Trophy for Number 143 Course was Sergeant Wayne “Griff” Griffin. He was presented with the award by Vice Admiral Alan David Richards CB, Chief of Defence Intelligence, at the Course Graduation on 26 September 2014. To see more photographs of the course graduation click here.
Huey 509 and Loach 011 at RAF Waddington International Air Show 2014
For the third year on the trot our team headed to Lincolnshire for the annual RAF Waddington Air Show. Logistics dictated three crews setting off at different times and indeed days, to all converge in one place. Read Full Report
Sponsorship of the Griffin Trophy at the Defence Helicopter School at RAF Shawbury
Phil Connolly of the Huey Team and MSS Holdings was proud to sponsor the Griffin Trophy which was awarded to Mark Robson at the Course Graduation on 25th April 2014.
Sixty (Reserve) Squadron is part of the Defence Helicopter School at RAF Shawbury. The Squadron provides advanced multi engine helicopter training on the Bell 412 Griffin primarily to RAF aircrew prior to their conversion to operational types. On completion of the course pilots and crewmen are awarded their aircrew brevets. MSS Holdings sponsors the Griffin Trophy which is awarded to the course member who, in the opinion of the staff, has contributed to the spirit of Sixty Squadron and to the morale of the course whilst military ethos. The winner of the trophy receives a tankard as a memento of their success.
The winner of the Griffin Trophy for Number 141 Course was Flight Lieutenant Mark “Robbo” Robson. He was presented with the award by Air Vice Marshal Andrew Turner, Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, at the Course Graduation on 25 April 2014.
European Air Show Council Meeting Antwerp
Phil, together with our Chief Pilot Neil Airey and Loach Pilot Dick Barton attended the EAC Convention in Antwerp on 20th- 22nd March and Neil has kindly put together this report on the event.
Three members of the Huey team drove to Antwerp for this 3 day event with the aim of attending the seminars and profiling the huey.co.uk air show helicopters to the various multi-national representatives attending. Read Full Report
NEW BOOK IN STOCK!
The Spitfire of helicopters, Bell’s AH-1 was the world’s first Attack helicopter. Born as an ‘interim’ type during the Vietnam War it has remained in continuous front- line service and production ever since – an unequalled record.
This fully illustrated volume charts the ubiquitous ‘Snake’ in detail from its earliest inception through to the awesome AH-1Z ‘Zulu’ now deployed.
The author’s long and close involvement with the Cobra community is fully reflected in a rich and informative narrative that gives this iconic aircraft the spotlight it so clearly deserves as its 50th anniversary approaches.
Cobra! The Attack Helicopter
Buy it now in the Huey Shop
£20 (+£2.50 UK p&p)
HUEY 509 FLYING DISPLAY
This footage was taken at the Heart of Scotland Airshow, Perth Airport, Scone in 2010 and features here with the kind permission of Malcolm Auld.
BITE AND STRIKE books back in stock
326 pages of history, stories and images – now in full colour - as told by the members of the 129th AHC and compiled by 129th veteran Bill Wolf.
Our Huey supported the troops of 129th AHC and we are extremely proud to offer this book for sale in our shop.
The foreward by Bill Wolf begins:
‘Over three decades ago the men of the 129th Assault Helicopter Company spent a part of their youth in the distant southeast Asian country of Vietnam in an unpopular war. Helicopter casualties accounted for 10% of the fatalities. Thirty nine members of the 129th did not return. For those that did return, each had to deal with the impact of these losses physically and emotionally.’
What follows is a moving record of personal accounts and photographs from members of the 129th of their time in Vietnam at work and during their time out. Also featured are stories and poems; some humorous, some sad, all extremely moving.
The original publication featured black and white photographs – they are now in full colour.
As Bill Wolf comments ‘ Many of these stories and poems reflect the history of the 129th as much as the ‘official records’ for they offer an insight into the mind of those who have witnessed much. They reflect the daily lives of the crews, their experiences, their tragedies and their honour’.