The Duke of York visited RNAS Yeovilton on 29th January, 2015 to attend the final Lynx Wings Parade. The visit marked the end of training for Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 and Lynx helicopters.
During the ceremony two Sea King pilots, two Lynx pilots and two Lynx observers received their Wings from HRH who has flown both Sea King and Lynx helicopters during his time as a Fleet Air Arm pilot. Lieutenant Danielle Welch made history as the first, and last, female pilot to be awarded Wings at the end of the Lynx course.
The Duke, who served as Senior Pilot of 815 Naval Air Squadron, paid tribute to 815 and 845 Squadrons that had trained the pilots and observers: “This is a very very important ceremony in the life of the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm, and has bought back memories to me when I stood where these six young people are, a very long time ago!”
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