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Defender AL1

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Defender AL1

Military variant of the popular Islander in service with the AAC since 1989 when it replaced the Beaver in the surveillance and support role in Northern Ireland.

Originally operated by 1 Flt at Aldergrove, the Defenders are now flown by 651 Sqn AAC at RAF Odiham, Hampshire and have since been deployed to Iraq... probably.

The crabs also operate the Defender CC2 from Northolt where the type is used for intelligence support and general communications... probably.