The Wildcat makes history

HMS Lancaster's Wildcat
HMS Lancaster's Wildcat
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THE Royal Navy achieved an historic milestone when HMS Lancaster’s Wildcat helicopter became the first rotary-wing aircraft to land at the island of St Helena’s new airport.

Sitting 1,200 miles off the coast of African and 1,800 miles from South America, St Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world – but all of that is scheduled to change early next year when the airport officially opens on the island.

The new Wildcat touched down and made history.

Lancaster is also the first Royal Navy frigate to deploy with the advanced maritime attack helicopter which has been conducting reconnaissance and taking aerial photos of the island.