From Buxton to Afghanistan

Buxton's Sergeant Mike Wilson in front of a Tornado Aircraft from IX (Bomber) Squadron, currently on operations as part of 904 Expeditionary Air Wing at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.   Sgt Wilson, 36, is serving a four-month deployment as a weapons technician with IX (Bomber) Squadron.   Photographer: Cpl Helen Farrer.

Buxton's Sergeant Mike Wilson in front of a Tornado Aircraft from IX (Bomber) Squadron, currently on operations as part of 904 Expeditionary Air Wing at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. Sgt Wilson, 36, is serving a four-month deployment as a weapons technician with IX (Bomber) Squadron. Photographer: Cpl Helen Farrer.

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A Royal Air Force Airman from Buxton is currently serving in Afghanistan, based out of Kandahar Airfield.

Sergeant Mike Wilson, 36, is serving a four-month deployment as a weapons technician with IX (Bomber) Squadron. He is responsible for the supervision of loading and unloading of weapons and specialist-role equipment on the Tornado GR4 deployment. The former Hope Valley College pupil joined the RAF in 1995 and has served in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya and the Falklands.