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Class act for two Royal Marines Aviators

Class act for two Royal Marines Aviators
30 October 2019
Two Royal Marines aviators won trophies as they graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury.

Pilot Captain Dave Lewis was presented with the Peter Adams Trophy for achieving the best performance during the tactical training phase.

Sergeant Bren Feeney received the Creighton Trophy, which is awarded to the student crewman who achieves the highest marks in the tactical phase of training.

The RNAS Yeovilton pair were among 20 aviators – 13 pilots, 1 aircrewman and six weapon system operators - to pass out at the tri-Service parade at the Shrewsbury base.

The rotary wing element of the UK Military Flight Training System sees students use 29 Juno and three Jupiter helicopters, which are fitted with glass cockpit technology and an advanced touchscreen aviation suite.

Group Captain Chris Mullen, Station Commander and Commandant of the Defence Helicopter Flying School, said: “I would like to congratulate all the graduates and award winners today as they move on to the next stage of their career with their respective Services, flying the Apache, Wildcat, Chinook, Merlin, Puma and Griffin helicopters.”

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