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Royal Navy Westland Sea King HC4

The Sea King Mk4 - known throughout the Naval world as the Jungly - are the green giants of the Fleet Air Arm. Wherever Royal Marines go in the world, they are accompanied by the venerable Sea Kings of the Commando Helicopter Force, based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset. It not only ferries troops into action, but also delivers their supplies and also field guns or Land Rovers if needed. The Junglies have seen action most recently in Iraq - they were instrumental in the opening hours of the 2003 war with Saddam Hussein by landing Royal Marines on the Al Faw peninsula. Today the two front-line Mk4 squadrons - 845 and 846 Naval Air Squadrons - are committed around the clock in Afghanistan supporting the mission of all Allied forces there.

The aircraft is appearing as part of the Air Tattoo's Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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