Merlin with Red Side Flashes

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  1. Just seen a Merlin over Fowey with what appears to be a red stripe down the Right hand side of the rear cab door. Couldn't be sure but it did look like the "Rescue" flash.
    Nothing in the news about the Seakings being superceeded, anyone any ideas.
     
  2. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Coastguard have discontinued Sea King now, not being a WAFU type person I have no idea what they call the new type mcaaw139small.jpg
     
  3. It's an Algerian Merlin.
     
  4. The 'go faster' stripe should surely run from front to back not bottom to top or top to bottom!!!
     
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Maybe Arabic go-faster stripes are "read" in the same manner as Chinese script?
     
  6. BAU looks pretty cool in orange too :)
     
  7. Thats some navigator they've got. but it looks the business.
     
  8. Saw it taking off from Culdrose today
     
  9. It obviously missed Fowey
     
  10. arent they thinking about privatising the SAR? heard it nearly went ahead but got stopped at the last minute?
     
  11. What has the SAR contract to do with an Algerian Merlin?

    And yes, the SAR contract has been cancelled due to scandal in the consortium that was buying the contract.
     
  12. Sssshhh opsec Waspie, the press may get wind of it.

    Edited because I meant opsec
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  13. Your quite correct.

    My lips and butt cheeks are sealed.:locked:
     
  14. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

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