The annual air show at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset has taken place this weekend.

The popular event showcases the Fleet Air Arm's current capabilities and historic aircraft, with 2017 set to be a big year for the airfield and Royal Navy aviation.

HMS Queen Elizabeth has set sail to begin sea trials, with a Merlin helicopter having become the first aircraft to land on her. Operational testing of the new F-35B jet is set to continue, meanwhile, whilst aircraft maintainers and handlers are busily getting accustomed to the new type.

The Wildcat helicopter is to take over as the wings of front-line destroyers and frigates and the Commando Helicopter Force squadrons, now reunited at RNAS Yeovilton, are take part in various exercises.

The air station's gates opened on Saturday, enabling visitors to see its equipment and meet its personnel in the flesh, just as they did 70 years ago in 1947 at its first ever airshow.

Forces News reporter Rebecca Ricks spoke to Colonel Lenny Brown, Commanding Officer of Commando Helicopter Force, about a brand new aircraft on display - just click above to watch!

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