Recently engineers from Royal Air Force Oman visited RAF Brize Norton based No. 47 Squadron to build relationships, exchange skills and working practices.
The visit to Brize Norton was the first to kick-off a series of exchange visits to several RAF stations, arranged via a Service-to-Service agreement. The visits form part of a wider project aimed at strengthening Royal Air Force Oman and RAF relations across the board. The visit included engaging with the many units on RAF Brize Norton to gain maximum exposure to training, support and organisational structures within the RAF.
Flight Lieutenant Lewis Hill, 47 Squadron Executive Engineering Officer said:
“It has been a terrific opportunity to promote ongoing relationships and gain an insight into each other's working and management practices. Specifically, in Airworthiness and Flight safety. The sharing of information has been beneficial to learn from each other and has provided enriching discussions on the differences and many similarities of how our two Air Forces strive for similar objectives in Engineering and Flight Safety whilst achieving operational output”
Flight Lieutenant Lewis Hill
Executive Engineering Officer
Number 47 Squadron
The visit culminated with the presentation of an RAF Brize Norton Station Print from Senior Engineering Officer 47 Squadron, Squadron Leader Howard Fielder to the visitors Squadron Leader Khalid Al-Hadhrami and Flight Lieutenant Aflah Al-Subhi in front of a C-130J Hercules.
Squadron Leader Khalid Al-Hadhrami said:
“Unlimited cooperation from all RAF Brize Norton’s different functions who have exerted an excellent amount of work in coordinating coherently to come up with a successful discussions and ways to exchange and pass the knowledge and experience within RAF to RAFO engineering officers. Hence, on behalf of the RAFO; we, Squadron Leader Khalid Al-Hadhrami and Flight Lieutenant Aflah Al-Subhi, would like to take this opportunity to place on record of our most honest, sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone at RAF Brize Norton who took part or participated in the success of the visit.
"Special thanks for Chief Technician Phil Larmer for his devoted time as being the point of contact at all times of this visit. It will be definitely RAFO and RAF main objective to continue the relationship strongly between both forces in a long way to benefit each other and to deliver the highest standard of training, support and knowledge.”
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