Royal Navy

Pilots and observers earn their Wildcat wings

Three pilots and two observers from 825 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton have earned their wings by completing training on the Wildcat helicopter, the newest aircraft in the Royal Navy’s operational fleet.

The five students, part of the Wildcat Operational Conversion Course, were presented with the coveted Royal Navy wings badges by Commodore Andrew Betton OBE in their squadron’s base at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset.

Cdre Betton told them: “I am struck by the sense of passion and pride of our new ‘wings’ and I’d like to take the opportunity to mention the importance of families for their support throughout this.

“I wish you every success as you make the transition into front line operational capability, out there striving and achieving excellence.”

 

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