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The King is Dead!
« on: Wednesday 24 June 2015, 2134 »
Sorry, I know the title's a bit cryptic, I just couldn't think of anything better.

I am of course talking about the old faithful Sea-kings, and their operators, 22 Sqn RAF Valley. After clocking up their 10,000th rescue in April, the RAF is passing control to a an American civilian operator. The base is also moving to Caernarfon.

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Mum! Dad! Wheres my breakfast gone? And who's that blonde tart in my bed?

Offline Jean

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Re: The King is Dead!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2054 »
It must have been a very sad day ...

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Re: The King is Dead!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2120 »
Junno yeah, this reminded me of the time in about 1991 when I was a volunteer on the mountain rescue team and the sea kings squadron at RAF leuchars in Fife was disbanded. Because we did so much work with them during rescues, a few of us went up to see the guys and wish them all the best. They had a bit of a ceremony and a piper played as they towed the last copter away.
Oooh, it's all "Wils, Wils, Wils!"
Rascal bach, you have no idea how hard I'm laughing at your last post.  You are so funny.
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Re: The King is Dead!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2232 »
It is sad, it will be strange not seeing them in the sky  :(