culdrose

A kitten has been found at a naval helicopter base after travelling 300 miles clinging to a car bumper. The cat - now named Tigger - was discovered by Lieutenant Nick Grimmer after he heard “quiet meowing”. The animal had been clinging onto the car from Birmingham Airport all the way to the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, near Helston in Cornwall.

CREDIT: PAUL A'BARROW/ROYAL NAVY/MOD CROWN COPYRIGHT/PA

Sea King Mk.5

After 42 years of rescue operations from RNAS Culdrose, conducting over 9000 jobs and saving over 15000 lives, 771 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) was formally decommissioned at the end of March.