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Canada holds Sea King retirement event

Canada holds Sea King retirement event

Heartfelt tributes flowed freely during the official Sea King helicopter retirement parade December 1, 2018, when the military community bade farewell to the longest serving aircraft in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Inside the hangar at 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron at Pat Bay, B.C., more than 500 people gathered to witness the historic send-off…. Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Navy, 14-Dec-18

UK MoD details Sea King asbestos risk – and how to claim

UK MoD details Sea King asbestos risk – and how to claim

Serving personnel, veterans, former MOD civilian personnel and contractors may have seen media reports about asbestos being found in some sea king helicopters. The MOD has undertaken an investigation and people that may have had an association with the sea king might find the following information useful in considering the possible risk of exposure: Asbestos in sea king the… Read more »

Source: UK Government, 07-Dec-18

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Thales pays tribute to the Sea King

Thales pays tribute to the Sea King

As the last Sea King helicopters approach retirement a new chapter in airborne surveillance is opening. On 4 May 1982, skimming across the sea at a height of less than three metres, an Argentinian Exocet missile slammed into HMS Sheffield, which was on a scouting mission near the Falkland Islands. 20 servicemen lost their lives…. Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Jul-18