The 4 servicemen from 815 Naval Air Squadron are among 1,500 Royal Navy personnel to receive medals for their part in the NATO -led Libya operation. The aircrew and engineers, based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, were presented with NATO Operation Unified Protector medals for their participation in the Libya operation while serving with 217 Flight on board HMS Liverpool . Left to right: Lieutenant Alastair Crawford, Petty Officer Paul Perry and Lieutenant Craig Farquharson with their Operation Unified Protector medals [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012] The four who received medals for the operation were Lieutenant Alistair Crawford, Lieutenant Craig Farquharson, Petty Officer Paul Perry and Air Engineering Technician Matthew Parker
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Libya operation recognition for Naval Air Squadron personnel
Apache Attack Helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
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Apaches conduct operations over Libya
Ministers agreed in principle yesterday to make UK Apache Attack Helicopters available to NATO as part of Operation Unified Protector which aims to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack.
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Apaches get ready to help protect Libyan civilians
Royal Air Force aircraft hit seven Main Battle Tanks on Friday 8 April 2011, as part of the UK’s continued support for NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to protect Libyan civilians and enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973.
Operation ELLAMY update – 9 April 2011