Commendation for Chinook pilot

A Royal Air Force Chinook pilot who skilfully guided his helicopter through dense fog to try to save an Afghan soldier’s life has been awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air.

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Queen's Commendation for Chinook pilot

Flt Lt Chris Gent Credit: RAF

A Royal Air Force Chinook pilot who skilfully guided his helicopter through dense fog to try to save an Afghan soldier's life has been awarded a Queen's Commendation for Bravery in the Air.

Flight Lieutenant Chris Gent, who is 31, from 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, flew his Chinook on a Medical Emergency Response Team mission. He tried to save the life of an Afghan National Army soldier who had been shot in the head by insurgents.

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