Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Kennall Vale

Kennall Vale is a wildlife reserve managed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The site was used in the 1800's as a gunpowder manufacturing area. Some of the many buildings and structures remains including leats, parts of water wheels etc. But as you wander around you can see nature is slowly taking the site back.

Monday, 11 April 2016

The Final Day for Royal Navy 771 Search and Rescue Squadron

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