Ukraine UK HeliOps Sea King Bradley Bygrave 640Sea Kings for Ukraine

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced that the United Kingdom is providing three former Royal Navy Sea King helicopters to the Ukraine military. The helicopters, the first one has already arrived, will be used in the Search and Rescue (SAR) role.

Ukrainian crews have been trained in the UK in the last six weeks. This training must have occurred with HeliOperations at the former Royal Naval Air Station Portland.

The company had a fleet of three Westland Sea King HU5 helicopters, XV666, XZ920 and ZA166. These were used for training Marineflieger (German Navy) Sea King crews.

Photo by Bradley Bygrave (via

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