"Self-evidently, if I move in an American helicopter, it is because I have not got a British helicopter."
"I have always said that there's no such thing as enough helicopters in an operation campaign."
"In a situation where you have lots of improvised explosive devices, the more you can increase your tactical flexibility by moving people by helicopter, then the more uncertain, more unpredictable your movements become to the enemy.
"Therefore, it is quite patently the case that you could save casualties by doing that."
“For troops on the front line this is the last thing they need. They want to know they have the united backing of ministers and politicians from all parties behind their efforts and the huge task they have taken on.”
“We definitely don’t have enough helicopters. When you have these modern operations and insurgent strikes what you need, above all else, is mobility.”
" ...while there are without doubt sufficient resources in place for current operations, we should always do what we can to make more available on the frontline."
"For the operation we are doing at the moment we have the helicopters that we need."