Published:
March 21, 2016
Sea King helicopters to fly farewell formation over Burnham today

Five Sea King helicopters are scheduled to fly over the Burnham-On-Sea area today (Monday, March 21st) during a special farewell formation.

Five of the Sea King Mk4 troop carrying green Sea King helicopters, which have carried Royal Marines into action for more than 36 years, will stage a five-hour 'goodbye flight' around the locations most associated with them.

The 'Junglies' - a nickname they owe to their forebears who fought in Borneo in the 60s - are scheduled to set off from their base at RNAS Yeovilton, which is home of the Commando Helicopter Force, at 8.30am.

They will then fly over southern England in formation - passing over Joint Helicopter Command in Andover, Portsmouth Naval Base, RM Poole Portland, CTCRM in Lympstone, Dartmouth, RM Stonehouse, Plymouth Naval Base, HMS Raleigh, 42 Commando in Bickleigh, Okehampton Camp, Commando Logistics Regiment in Chivenor.

At Chivenor, the helicopters will take on fuel before resuming their tour at 1pm, heading for 40 Commando at Norton Manor Camp near Taunton, Burnham at around 1.30pm, Abbeywood in Bristol, Glastonbury Tor and Yeovil.

 


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