Forces TV has been given an exclusive look behind the scenes ahead of decommissioning of the Royal Navy's MKIV Sea Kings.
WO1 John Sheldon, a Sea King Aircrewman who served in the Falklands War, said:
"It's proved its capability over the last 30-odd years. It's managed to stay serviceable and perform all those tasks in the Falklands, the Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, the Gulf and Afghanistan."
The Sea Kings have been in service for 47 years.