Farewell flypast for iconic Sea King

One of the iconic Sea King helicopters from 202 Squadron at RAF Boulmer.
One of the iconic Sea King helicopters from 202 Squadron at RAF Boulmer.

People are getting a second chance to say goodbye to one of north Northumberland’s iconic sights – the yellow Sea King helicopters.

RAF Boulmer is planning a farewell flypast of one of 202 Squadron’s search and rescue helicopters on Saturday.

The Sea King will fly over the Bondgate Tower in Alnwick at 11am, operations permitting.

A flypast had been planned for Sunday’s parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain but the helicopter was called out on an operation, disappointing the crowds.

Next week sees the disbandment of 202 Squadron and the end of the search and rescue service being based in Northumberland.