Dutch 'Koninklijke Luchtmacht' in Mali

Dutch Aviation Media 2015
A new article for independent leading European aviation magazines as:
The images in this article were provided by the Royal Netherlands Airforce (RNLAF)
Airforces Monthly reports in a six-pages article... 
about what's going on- and the latest stage of the developments in Mali.
Royal Netherlands Airforce protects- and keeps an eye on daily developments


Visit below some photographic impressions and written article 
This stone may be seen as the center of Camp Castor in Mali near Goa 
Overview of the sleepingtents
Dutch Chinook parked between hesco's
Preparing the Apache for flight...
Impressing machine !
Apache marked as UN helicopter.
The International Airport of Bamako Senau.....
.....almost identical to Schiphol Amsterdam but slightly different......  ;-)
Most Apache actions were reconnaisance flights
Back into the desert-dust...(Images by Royal Netherlands Airforce, RNLAF)
Chinooks on patrol, always in two-ship formation with door- and tailgunners (Image by Royal Netherlands Airforce, RNLAF)
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The Locals feel better and more safe with the Dutch around !
Also on the ground children dare to play, and run along the Dutch vehicles ...
( In fact this is how it should be everyday.... )
 ..... happy faces all over the whole country.
Not only the Dutch are part of the community, also the French....
Medical flights under the 'Flag of Geneva'
 Donkeys are the 'motors' of transport in general...
... the increased security allows people to be safe(r) in the streets again.
 A local 'gas-station' , and a textile and shoes shop below. 
But realize...it doesn't come for nothing....

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