Iraqis trained to tackle Isil

A Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been training with HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Naval Base as part of her Rotary Wing Trials

Helicopter puts flight deck crew through its paces

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THE British Army have helped train about 5,000 Iraqi Army soldiers in counter-insurgency skills in just over a year.

The figure was unveiled by Portsmouth North and armed forces minister, Penny Mordaunt.

The training is part of Operation Shader to defeat Isil extremists in Iraq.