The helicopters of the Royal Navy Air Station at Culdrose in Cornwall have become a familiar sight in the county’s skies and their crew have been celebrated nationally for many headline-making rescues over the years. This book tells their dramatic story. By reconstructing a series of search and rescue missions from Culdrose- some completely successful, some not, one or two with comic undertones, many tragic- and by interviewing many of the major participants in the events, Frank Pearce has produced a gripping and detailed account of the hazardous and courageous exploits of a group of naval airmen and their machines. The story is illustrated with action photographs taken by official naval photographers during the actual events described.
Very slight damage to the edge of the front cover and first few pages – Otherwise in good condition in view of age (1977) – First edition.