The first peace-time air-sea rescue
squadron exclusively using helicopters was No 275 Squadron reorganised in 1953 at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and these provided cover over the North Sea.
Shot down off Malta on 14 October 1942, while lacing into an ME- 109, the famed Canadian ace baled out and was quickly picked up by an Air-Sea Rescue
launch and treated for shrapnel wounds.
A distressed teenage girl sparked an air-sea rescue
operation when she plunged from a quayside in to freezing waters below.
Intended for experimental use in a flight development program and for tactical use in utility and air-sea rescue
operations, the helo made its first hovering flight on 25 March 1946.
An air-sea rescue
helicopter also attended the scene to help the lifeboat track down Mr Meyrick.
THIRTY FOUR seamen were winched to safety by RAF helicopter crews in two dramatic air-sea rescue
SAILOR Steven Smith, 40, sparked a pounds 2,000 air-sea rescue
operation when his speedboat drifted out into the North Sea.
London, Oct 06 (ANI): Prince William has successfully completed his first air-sea rescue
mission with the RAF.
IN 1942 I spent a holiday with my parents and sister in Newlyn, Cornwall where my mother was serving with the RAF on an air-sea rescue
boat in the harbour.
Caernarfon's Town Clerk Katherine Owen said: "Events will run in Caernarfon from 11.30am starting with an air-sea rescue
display along the promenade through to Beating the Retreat in the evening.
The air-sea rescue
co-ordinator centre in Madrid last night reported that a body had been found in the water shortly before 6pm English time.
A major air-sea rescue
was launched after reports a woman had been in the sea with the man.