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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wildcat maritime attack helicopter takes to the seas

AW159 Lynx WildcatThe first Royal Navy Wildcat maritime attack helicopter has taken to the seas onboard HMS Lancaster.

The Type 23 frigate sailed from her home in Portsmouth on Saturday, March 21 for a routine nine-month Atlantic patrol tasking, waved off by hundreds of well-wishing friends and family.

HMS Lancaster is the first ship in the Royal Navy to deploy with the new Wildcat Helicopter and her crew is wearing the newest naval uniform in 70 years. She also takes with her the first ever Royal Marine chef to ply his trade on the ocean waves rather than on dry land.

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