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HAWKS’ NEW LIVERY

The BAe Hawk T.1 of 736 Naval Air Squadron gets new tail markings, featuring the historic 736 NAS Lightning Bolt and the CU (for Culdrose) base designation on the fin tip. 
The call sign number (e.g. 840) appears on the nose and “Royal Navy” titles appear under the aircraft’s serial number on the rear fuselage.

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Sea vixen Passing by

Fliers and ground crew at RNAS Culdrose have celebrated the 45th birthdays of the Fleet Air Arm’s oldest front-line helicopters.

Fliers and ground crew at RNAS Culdrose have celebrated the 45th birthdays of the Fleet Air Arm’s oldest front-line helicopters.

Sea Kings XV647 and 648 fly Search and Rescue missions, while XV649 is one of the Fleet Air Arm’s eyes in the sky. All begin life as submarine hunters back in 1969.

XV648 is guided on to the deck of RFA Engadine during trials 45 years ago FLIERS at Culdrose have toasted the deeds of the oldest aircraft in front-line service with the Fleet Air Arm – 45 years after they first took to the…

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