On Monday, 2 July, students from Lytchett Minster School gathered to see a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter landing on the school field. The crew allowed students to tour the helicopter.
The students were really impressed with the smoothness of the landing but were surprised at how cramped the conditions were for the five crew members. The crew explained that the Sea King was about to be taken out of service for good. Headmaster Andrew Mead said, “We are very grateful to the Royal Navy for bringing the Sea King helicopter to Lytchett. Watching it land on the school field is an experience that our students will never forget.”