ROYAL NAVY SETS SAIL FOR AIR TATTOO
The wide variety of important roles performed by the Fleet Air Arm will be in the spotlight at this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo.
From anti-piracy and hunting enemy submarines, to Search & Rescue and surveillance, visitors will be able to see the range of helicopters performing these roles, and others, close up as well as speak to the crews.
Among the Royal Navy aircraft taking part will be a Merlin HM Mk1, which is capable of finding – and destroying enemy submarines, if necessary; a Sea King AsaC Mk7 which searches for aerial threats to the Royal Navy's fleet and a Sea King HAR Mk5 Search & Rescue helicopter.
An Air Tattoo spokesman said: "We are pleased to welcome the Royal Navy to this summer's Air Tattoo. We feel it is important for the public to recognise not only the different contributions made by the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Army – and civilian emergency services - in support of our aerial protection but also their different capabilities."
21 March 2013