Published: March 17, 2010
RAF Sea King helicopter drops in on Burnham-On-Sea

A huge RAF Sea King helicopter landed in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday evening (March 17th) when its crew took part in a local rescue exercise.

The 62ft long helicopter landed at the BASC ground where it was welcomed by a group of Burnham Scouts and members of Burnham Coastguards, RNLI and fire service.

"We always attract a lot of attention wherever we go," pilot Squadron Leader Olly Padbury told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"It's great as we want as many people as possible to learn about the work we do and the service we provide."

Earlier, the helicopter took part in a winch exercise with members of Burnham's lifeboat crew in the Bristol Channel.

Squadron Leader Olly Padbury is pictured above with Burnham RNLI Operations Manager Ricky Holmes during Wednesday evening's visit

 


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