RAF Rescue

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Up until 2013, The Royal Air Force maintained a round the clock, year round search and rescue service covering the United Kingdom and a large area of the surrounding sea.  When a scramble call comes in, whether it is a ship in distress, military or civilian air crews in trouble, a climber lost on a snow covered mountain-side or a fire on an oil rig, RAF Rescue was there to provide assistance, day or night and whatever the conditions.

This documentary traces the origins of the rescue service from World War One until recent times, from the Flying Boats through to the sophisticated helicopters now in service, including “Real Life” footage of dramatic and dangerous rescues recorded on film by the rescue teams. Including footage of possibly the most famous of all RAF Rescue Pilots, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, or Flight Lieutenant William Wales as he is known in the RAF.

Running Time 60 minutes
Screen Ratio 16 x 9
Audio Stereo
Picture Colour
Format SD
Director Robert Garofalo
Narrator Roy Ward
Year of Production 2013

Fab film, loads of good aerial shots and very informative.My Grandson is totally fascinated with helicopters and I have learnt so much too

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