Tactical Imagery Intelligence Wing Raise Money for a Charity Close to their Hearts

RAF Marham based Tactical Imagery-Intelligence Wing (TIW) are on a rolling deployment every three months to Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan.

Before the currently deployed Flight set off for their tour, they set themselves the challenge of rowing, running and cycling the distance back home to RAF Marham with all proceeds going to the Anthony Nolan Trust.

The total distance of 5,553km was covered by all seven members of the section, in just six weeks. This required them each to run, row or cycle 13.2km each every day for the whole six weeks.

So far, the team have raised a total of £958 of their £2,000 target. TIW chose the Anthony Nolan Trust after a work colleague, Mrs. Janet Short, lost her young son to Leukaemia.

Sergeant Matthew Parle, who has been instrumental in getting the detachment to take part said: “Not too long ago, one member of TIW, Sergeant Paul Vern has already become a bone marrow donor after joining the DNA database that the Anthony Nolan Trust runs. This event has drawn the detachment together – all towards a common goal, and we have raised money towards that common goal.”

TIW are deployed to Afghanistan on a rolling detachment to provide imagery analysis and support to ISAF troops on the ground in Afghanistan. The team analyse imagery captured by the RAPTOR (Reconnaissance Airborne Pod for Tornado) which is carried by the Tornado GR4’s and are able to build an analysis of the area and provide support to the overall intelligence picture.

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