On August Bank Holiday Monday head to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for your chance to meet the crew from the Royal Navy Search & Rescue Squadron.
As part of the Falmouth Museum’s Search & Rescue exhibition come and meet the crew from 771 Squadron based at RNAS Culdrose, who risk their lives at sea to save those in distress. Dress as a member of the crew, get to grips with the equipment, climb inside a Sea King helicopter and learn what it takes to keep the Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopters flying.
The blockbuster Search & Rescue exhibition invites you to enter the world of the maritime rescue services where ordinary people lead extraordinary lives, risking their lives to save yours. Experience the drama of a rescue, climb aboard a Sea King helicopter, hit the ‘beach’ on a quad bike, revisit rescues from the past and discover what it takes to bring you home safely when the worst happens at sea and around our coast.
Lieutenant Commander Watts from 771 Squadron says: “Most people in Cornwall will have seen our red and grey helicopters flying across the Cornish coastline on daring rescue missions. This is a great opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of the work that we do and get answers to those questions you’ve always wanted to ask.”
The Meet the Crew Day, on Monday August 26 from 11am to 4pm, is just one of the exciting events happening at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth over the summer. For more information on opening times and admission prices visit www.nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388.