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HRH Prince Andrew and 705 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Culdrose, April 1981

NumberHESFM:2016.13407.4
PlaceRNAS Culdrose Cornwall United Kingdom
Date8.4.1981
KeywordsArmed Forces Royal Navy RNAS Culdrose People
PhotographerRNAS Culdrose
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HRH Prince Andrew with air and ground crew of 705 Naval Air Squadron standing in front of two Westland Gazelle helicopters at Culdrose on 8th April 1981. Sub Lieutenant Prince Andrew’s helicopter flying training was conducted at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose, Cornwall, where he initially learnt to fly the Gazelle helicopter in 705 Naval Air Squadron. In April 1981 he was presented with his ‘Wings’ and the award for the best pilot by The Duke of Edinburgh. The other people in the photograph include: Dave Rollo, Mick Oliver, "Slam", Mick Edkins, Bob Arnall, Keith Dumbell, Ken Nicholls, Dave Clarke, Paul Eddy, Bill Wallis, Brian Bateman, Reg Bean, Gerry Haycock, Tug Wilson, Sam Faulkner, Derrick Buckmaster, Geoff Williamson, Dave Birch, Dave Hunt, Jim Duffy, Tom Smith, Jill Roberts, Pete Peskett, Mike McCorkhill, Bomber Brown, John Ellis, Taff Thomas, Brian Johnston, Keith Arnold, Phil Shaw, George Howell, Mervyn Richards, Cliff Smale, Herby Wandless, John Hodges, Malcolm Jones, Allan Hough, Barrie Clark.