Apache activity over Pembrokeshire part of pre-Afghanistan training
12:30pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
An Apache attack helicopter taking part in Operation Winged Hussar is pictured over Merlins Bridge PIC: Jo Sayers
Apache attack helicopters have been flying over Pembrokeshire over the last two days as part of an exercise at Castlemartin base.
The Apaches - the helicopter flown by Prince Harry in Afghanistan - were spotted over much of the county up until 11pm last night, prompting some complaints about noise.
The helicopters are taking part in Operation Winged Hussar at the base.
An Army spokesman said that the exercise, involving three Apaches, was part of the Regimental Army Air Corps pre-deployment training for Afghanistan.
“They have all the clearances for this kind of low level flying,” said the spokesman. “Unfortunately there has been some disturbance.”
The exercise will continue in the Haverfordwest area until this weekend.