AIR SEA RESCUE DAY LANDS END

May 13, 2019 - Comment

AIR SEA RESCUE DAY LANDS END Image by Royal Navy Media Archive Royal Navy personnel from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose where ready to meet the public at this week’s Air Sea Rescue Day at Lands End. The annual event at the iconic Cornish attraction highlights the organisations that conduct rescue operations off the County’s

AIR SEA RESCUE DAY LANDS END
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Image by Royal Navy Media Archive
Royal Navy personnel from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose where ready to meet the public at this week’s Air Sea Rescue Day at Lands End. The annual event at the iconic Cornish attraction highlights the organisations that conduct rescue operations off the County’s coast, one of them being the Search and Rescue Squadron that is based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Helston.
This year’s big event on July 26th offered visitors a more interactive experience than ever before – with more Royal Navy attractions for them to explore. Commander John Lea explains: “As well as the usual rescue demonstration from 771 Squadron, we will also be displaying a variety of equipment and kit which helps the Royal Navy to operate on the front line – the type of things that normally the public would not get a chance to see.”

Commander Lea continues: “It is very important that the Royal Navy meets with the general public to explain what we do and where we are deployed across the Globe. This year, because we have not been able to run our annual Air Day, we thought that it would be a good idea to take some of our people, aircraft and kit out to the various events which are held across Cornwall during the summer holiday season. This will give local residents and the many visitors to our county, the chance to chat to sailors and actually have a ‘hands on’ experience of the Royal Navy.”
Visitors were also be able to climb inside a harrier Jump jet cockpit and see helicopter and survival equipment close up at the Culdrose Roadshow Display, hosted in six purposely-designed marquees.
The action-packed programme also included a dramatic rescue demonstration at sea involving the Royal Navy, the Coastguard and RNLI off the cliffs at Land’s End.
Pictured- 771 NAS Observer Lt Mark Thomas signing a picture for one of the public visitors at Lands End, Cornwall.

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