Wattisham Apache crews win four top awards


The Army's Apache Attack Helicopter Force based at Wattisham in Suffolk has won four top awards for its work in Afghanistan and Libya.

Their heroism and professionalism has been recognised by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators' annual Trophy and Awards.

The force has been awarded the Johnston Memorial Trophy for the sustained effort in making the Apache the weapon of first choice in counter insurgency operations.

Capt (now Major) Matthew Noble-Clarke has been awarded the Grand Master's Commendation; 656 Squadron Group AAC, part of the Apache Helicopter Force, received The Master's Commendation for their pioneering work in deploying the Apache helicopter at sea and Major David AmlĂ´t has been awarded The Sir Barnes Wallis Medal in recognition of an exceptional and innovative contribution to aviation.

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