Supporting NATO forces from the sky: Flt Lt Genevieve Rolleston-Smith

Ministry of Defence
Mar 8, 2020 · 4 min read

Since combat operations ended in 2014, British forces and NATO allies have committed significant resources to Afghanistan. With the aim of helping to rebuild and provide ongoing security in the region.

Flt Lt Genevieve Rolleston-Smith reflects on her time as a Puma pilot in Afghanistan👇

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Flt Lt Genevieve Rolleston-Smith.

We moved troops, contractors, embassy staff, advisors and civilians around the region which means they don’t have to travel by road.

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Puma helicopter from the Op TORAL Aviation Detachment.
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Soldiers of the 2 YORKS Battlegroup in Kabul on Christmas day 2019.

It’s a satisfying feeling to know that you’re moving people swiftly and safely to where they need to be.

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Puma helicopter from the Op TORAL Aviation Detachment.
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View of Afghanistan from an RAF Puma.
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