A FORMATION of Puma helicopters will be seen in Herefordshire's skies today.

Starting at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, the flypast to mark 50 years of service in the Royal Air Force will travel north along the east of England before turning at RAF Scampton and returning via Shobdon in Herefordshire.

Arriving over Shobdon from RAF Shawbury at 2.45pm on July 7, the formation will then head towards Salisbury Plain.

The RAF said the Puma, a medium-lift support helicopter, has flown on combat and humanitarian operations around the world over the last five decades, including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Mozambique and the Caribbean.

The helicopters have also supported flood relief efforts and the coronavirus pandemic response in Britain.

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