Ceremonial flypast over Osprey Quay

21st March 2016

Iconic helicopters flew over Portland's formal navy station - now Osprey Quay - as part of a ceremonial flypast to mark the end of an era.

The farewell tour of the Sea King Mk4s has taken place throughout the South West today (Monday 21 March) , marking the decommissioning of the troop-carrying helicopter type, as well as Fleet Air Arm Sea Kings used for search and rescue which are being retired this year.

A squadron of Sea Kings were at one point based at RNAS Portland. The base, which closed in 1999, is now the Osprey Quay development site.

Read more about the flypast in the Dorset Echo here.


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