Nimrod R1 XV249 of 51Sqn landed for the last time at RAF Waddington 28th June 2011. - Assembled at Woodford from 1966 as a Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR. Mk1, one of 46 delivered to the RAF. Entered service in 1971 at RAF Kinloss with 120Sqn.
Anniversary of SARFAnniversary of SARF A lockheed Hudson III air-sea rescue aircraft of 520 Squadron flies over High Speed Launch HSL181 of 71 Air/Sea Rescue Marine craft Unit while returning to Gibraltar fllowing a search in the Mediterranean on 2 April 1945. 06 February 2011
https://flic.kr/p/8yf9mn | R A F Air-Sea Rescue launch 1941. | These high speed "crash" boats as they were known, played a vital part in saving many a pilot's life in the coasts around the British Isles.