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