RAF Search and Rescue Force disbandment parade

SARThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a parade to mark the disbandment of the RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) Force… More information

Chivenor Sea King completes final RAF UK Operational Sortie

SEAKINGMore than 74 years of continuous life-saving operations by the Royal Air Force in the UK came to an end on Sunday 4 October at… More information

RAF Valley helicopter train with search and rescue team for one of the last times

VALLEYOne of the last practice sessions between a search and rescue team and RAF Valley helicopter crews took place over the weekend. The Loggerheads… More information

Thank You to RAF Sea King Saviours

SEA KINGAfter sustaining major injuries in a caving accident in Apr 00, Janice Brown was airlifted from Yorkshire to hospital by the RAF Search and Rescue helicopter crew from E Flight, 202 Sqn. Janice had suffered severe… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

On the BBC – Thrilling real-life drama is business as usual for RAF Search and Rescue

WILLIAMA new series of Helicopter Rescue lands on BBC One Wales on 8 April and viewers will be able to experience the drama and suspense of thrilling rescue footage featuring… More information

RAF Chinook called in to help save Sheep

CHINOOKAs well as all the emergency work being done by RAF SAR a Chinook has also been called in to help – this time to drop fodder for sheep farmers unable to help their own flocks because of the appalling weather. A RAF Chinook arrives at Flying Stn Aldergrove, to be loaded with animal feed for distribution to farms inaccessible by road. Working alongside the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to identify… More information

Good-bye to 70 years of Outstanding Service

SARThe Department for Transport has announced that the Bristow Group will take over search and rescue from the RAF replacing the Sea King with the more modern Sikorsky S-92, ending 70 years of military search and rescue.The ten year contract, is estimated to be worth £1.6bn. It is understood Bristows, which until 1996 was a British company, will operate two aircraft from 10 sites around the UK with all operating bases providing… More information

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