Today we finally waved goodbye to the iconic Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters. The three remaining Search and Rescue Sea Kings departed RNAS Culdrose today on their final flight.
The much-loved red and grey aircraft have flown from RNAS Culdrose since 1988. Brave aviators have used them every day to save thousands of lives in some of the most hazardous conditions imaginable. 771 Naval Air Squadron and its ‘Ace of Clubs’ helicopters will never be forgotten.
|Aircraft taxy to the duty runway|
|Ground crew assisting with launch preps|
|Three remaining aircraft await their crews|
|The final flypast|
|Aircraft number Two Four|
|Over Helston on approach to RNAS Culdrose for the last time|
|Aircrew inspection prior to the flight|