The Commander of the Strike and Reconnaissance Group, Air Commodore Craig Heap, CSC (second from the right) stands with the British Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) Harriett Baldwin MP, (centre right), with Royal Australian Air Force senior officers hosting the visit and members of the UK delegation, standing in front of a No. 2 Squadron E-7 Wedgetail during a visit to RAAF Base Edinburgh.
Standing left to right are: Squadron Leader David Lee, of No. 42 Wing; Director Strategic Programs, Mr Richard Berthon; Wing Commander Peter Ratcliffe, of No. 42 Wing; Minister Baldwin MP; Air Commodore Heap and British High Commission Defence Advisor, Brigadier Andrew Harrison , DSO, MBE. *** Local Caption *** The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriet Baldwin MP, toured RAAF Base Edinburgh on November 10th to deepen her understanding of Australian capability on a recent visit to Australia.
As part of the demonstration, Minister Baldwin rode in a Thales Bushmaster and flew in an E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft.
The tour came after meeting with Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP in Adelaide to discuss the defence industry relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom.