An international Helicopter Search and Rescue competition was held form july 6 to 12th at the Royal Naval establishment, HMS Daedalus at Lee-on-Solent.
An international Helicopter Search and Rescue competition was held form july 6 to 12th at the Royal Naval establishment, HMS Daedalus at Lee-on-Solent. Helicopters and crews from Britain, the Untied States, France, West Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and Belgium took part in the event. This film is on the precision winching competition.
SYNOPSIS: Helicopters and crews form the air forces and navies of several countries gathered at Lee-on-Solent in England, this month, for a helicopter Search and Rescue competition. The event was held over six days at the Royal Navy base, H.M.S. Daedalus.
The Royal Navy had the honour of hosting the competition this year because it won the event last year.
The helicopters and crews took part in series of events such as navigation, scramble and precision winching. There were trophies for each individual competition and for the best teams overall.
The major prize is the Henry Dunant trophy, named after the founder of the international Red Cross, in keeping with the humanitarian nature of helicopter rescue operations.
One of the highlights of the competition is the precision winching--an exercise so obviously applicable to the rescue of people form the sea. The winner of the competition again this year was the Royal Navy with its 'B' team.