WATCH: Fleet of planes bids farewell to 202 Squadron and Sea Kings

A fleet of light aircraft from Eshott airfield took part in a flypast this evening to mark the end of search and rescue at RAF Boulmer.

Around 20 planes and microlights formed up between Seaton Point and Boulmer and headed over the Northumberland base at around 6pm. They flew off to the west before circling and flying past again.

One of the planes in the flypast.

One of the planes in the flypast.

The display was in recognition of tomorrow’s disbandment of 202 Squadron and the end of the military search and rescue service being based in the county.

Several of the pilots performed a wing-wave, dipping their wings from side to side to say farewell and thank you.

Last Saturday, people were able to say goodbye to the yellow Sea King helicopters, when one of them flew over Alnwick during an emotional farewell flypast.