Maintenance continues, also while on detachment. Sometimes technicians have to be very creative to keep aircraft in the air, as not all spare parts are on stock as at home. This Puma was deployed from France to Chad as part of ALAT Det Tchad in support of the European Union Force Chad/CAR, abbreviated as EUFOR Tchad/RCA.
This Puma was a new addition to the Bristows fleet when seen at their Redhill base in 1977. It left the UK for Australia in 1982 becoming VH-WOD, and was last noted as N505R some years ago. Scanned from a slide