Navy

New Royal Navy helicopter crews receive their 'wings' in landmark parade

Watch: Navy aviator receive their 'wings'.

Five trainee pilots and flight observers from 825 Naval Air Squadron have earned their coveted 'wings', with a pass-out parade held at RNAS Yeovilton.

The Royal Navy personnel will now conduct frontline operations with the Navy after spending the last 40 weeks learning about the Wildcat and embarking the helicopter on Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships.

Additionally, in a milestone moment for 825 Naval Air Squadron, the cohort of three pilots and two observers will go straight from training to learning how to use the new Marlet anti-ship missile.