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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Culdrose Merlin Working Around The Clock In The Mediterranean

Merlin Mark 2 Helicopter from 814 NASA Merlin from 814 Naval Air Squadron is guided down on to the flight deck of Italy’s flagship for the first time as part of the international migrant mission in the Mediterranean.

The 814 NAS crew, normally based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose near Helston in Cornwall, flew on to the Aircraft Carrier ITS Cavour, visiting the Italian ship in the middle of the Mediterranean to receive the latest updates on the ongoing migrant problem in North Africa.

Working alongside other European countries, the specially-equipped Merlin Mk 2 is one half of Britain’s input to the European Union mission alongside survey ship HMS Enterprise.

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