Like the light from a hundred (very small) suns

Nice picture from the UK’s official Defence Images website showing an AgustaWestland Merlin helicopter from HMS Northumberland vomiting forth 100s of flares over the Indian Ocean. The Merlin is one of several Flights (in this case 05) provided by 829 Naval Air Squadron in Culdrose, Cornwall, to Type 23 frigates for operations around the globe.

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