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Search and Rescue helicopter

Saved! 100 years of Search and Rescue

1915 saw RNAS pilot Richard Bell-Davies make the first recognised rescue of a person using an aircraft - an act that earned him the Victoria Cross  – and the concept of airborne SEARCH and RESCUE had begun. Experience what it might feel like to be rescued by one of these iconic aircraft and their crew. Using objects ranging from Admiral Sir Richard Bell-Davies’ Victoria Cross to a variety of aircraft types including a ‘walk through’ Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter, this exhibition will tell the 100 year history of this service.    

Free with a valid Museum ticket

Other exhibits in this hall

  • Supermarine Walrus (L2301) Supermarine Walrus (L2301)
  • Westland Dragonfly HR5 (VX595) Westland Dragonfly HR5 (VX595)
  • Wessex HU.5 (XT765) Wessex HU.5 (XT765)
  • Wessex HAS.3 (XP142) Wessex HAS.3 (XP142)
  • Short S27 Short S27
  • Sopwith Baby (N2078) Sopwith Baby (N2078)

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