MILITARY helicopters have been flying over Weymouth and Portland late at night – sparking some sleepless nights from residents.
RAF Chinook and Puma helicopters have been heard flying over the area every night since Sunday, April 18 from around 10pm onwards.
Residents have reported hearing the aircraft, particularly around the town centre, Chickerell, Wyke Regis and around Portland.
A spokesman for RAF confirmed these are ‘essential’ training exercises to ensure its crews are ‘ready’ for future operations.
Chinook and Puma helicopter crews use a variety of helicopter landing sites and training areas around the whole of the UK for training and vary their routes and training locations to ‘maximise training benefit’.
WATCH BELOW – Military aircraft fly over Weymouth late at night