July 3, 2018 9.48 pm This story is over 66 months old

This is why the helicopter was in Lincoln

Here’s the explanation

An RAF Chinook helicopter has landed several times on Tuesday evening at the Sobraon Barracks on Burton Road in Lincoln.

People have been in touch with The Lincolnite about the helicopter, which from about 7.20pm landed several times to pick up troops, then collecting more as the evening went on through to 9.15pm.

Nearby resident Jess Smith captured the video footage of the helicopter, which also knocked down four trees, according to eyewitnesses.

She explained that it’s believed it was a training exercise, as the helicopter was hovering for around five minutes then coming back— and the pilots were waving at people.

But, Keith Ennifer, whose daughter is in the 204 Squadron based at the barracks, explained the Chinook was a special treat for the Air Cadets.

The 204 Squadron posing with the Chinook at Sobraon Barracks.

This week there is a strong RAF presence across Lincolnshire as the forces prepare for the RAF 100 flypast over Buckingham Palace in central London on July 10.

The Lincolnite did not receive a reply from the MoD by the time of publishing.