Survivors Ted Russell, 89, and Cledwyn Aneurin Evans, 90, had been in 281 Squadron RAF Coastal Command 18 Group, working for Air Sea Rescue
The air sea rescue
helicopter from RAF Valley was also scrambled.
Mr Chainey raised the alarm and a massive air sea rescue
An air sea rescue
helicopter from RAF Leconfield was brought in to pluck a number of people to safety in the aftermath of the storm which lashed the area from 5pm.
The coastguard, Tynemouth Voluntary Lifeboat and Air Sea Rescue
were involved in a two- and-a-half-hour rescue operation.
Emergency services including the Air Ambulance, the Coastguard and Air Sea Rescue
attended the area right away and a search was carried out which resulted in the helicopter being located in the sea off the coast of Flamborough near the light house.
A full air sea rescue
operation was put into place.
There was also an air sea rescue
display by a helicopter from RAF Valley and entertainment provided at the promenade bandstand by the town band.
THE new air sea rescue
plan announced by the Department of Transport is another example of the Government's disdain for the North East.
The Royal Air Force Air Sea Rescue
was founded in WI for pilots who had crashed in the sea.
The German air sea rescue
service, Seenotdienst, sent rescue boats based to work with Heinkel 59 float planes to save some 20 British airmen from the icy water.
After a while the French air sea rescue
helicopter arrived and plucked him from the sea.