Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Of Helmand: Transport

Your correspondent flew to and from Camp Bastion (adjacent to Camp Leatherneck) on a British military C-130, a big cargo plane. The flights left as inconveniently close to the middle of the night as possible. Most of the passengers were Afghans (seen boarding above) - although I never deciphered with certainty what connection qualified them to fly on an ISAF flight. The flight from Kabul to Bastion for some reason had the call sign "Swampy."

The C-130 was not your correspondent's most favorite or least favorite of the aircraft he used over the course of the trip - about which, more tomorrow.

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