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Wally
21st March 2016, 08:41 AM
Sea King Mk4 bids farewell to the Royal Navy with flypast.

A Royal Navy helicopter dubbed the "Land Rover of the skies" will make its final flypast later. The Sea King Mk4 has been flying for 36 years with the Commando Helicopter Force, based at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset.

Five of the aircraft will fly from the base, visiting Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth, Okehampton, Bristol and Glastonbury.

The fleet will be decommissioned at the end of the month.

The Sea King Mk4 has been in service with the Commando Helicopter Force for 36 years Image copyright RNAS Image caption The Sea King's are know as the 'Junglies' - a reference to their role fighting in Borneo in the 1960s

Sea King flypast
Depart RNAS Yeovilton................... 08:30
JHC Headquarters.......................... 09:05
NCHQ-Whale Island (Portsmouth).... 09:30
RM Poole...................................... 10:00
CTCRM Lympstone......................... 10:45
BRNC Dartmouth........................... 11:00
Plymouth (Barbican, HMS Raleigh)... 11:20
Bickley Barracks 42 CDO RM........... 11:25
Okehampton Camp........................ 11:40
CLR, Chivenor............................... 12:00-13:00
Norton Manor Camp, 40 CDO RM..... 13:25
Charlton Farm Hospice................... 13:45
Abbeywood, Bristol........................ 13:50
Glastonbury Tor............................ 14:10
Yeovil (Town itself)........................ 14:20
Land back at Yeovilton................... 14:25

Full article - > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-35855631

Jim Ford
21st March 2016, 09:26 AM
Westland Sea King - based on an American Sikorsky design (S61).
Powered by Rolls-Royce engines - based on an American General Electric design (T58).

Jim

IanB
21st March 2016, 09:27 AM
at least they will not whiz past so a photo is basically impossible.

Of all the planes in the world, the one I would love see close up is USA air force 1. Don't care which one as long as Air Force 1 is on the side lol. There's a photo from a street in Cuba of air force 1 passing over to land. I thought that was a special photo and special point in time

Wally
21st March 2016, 11:24 AM
Here's one taken earlier... much, much earlier. *yes

Borneo in the 60's... one of the 'original junglies'

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=2391