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The Westland Whirlwind helicopter was a British license-built version of the U.S. Sikorsky S-55/H-19 Chickasaw. It primarily served with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm in anti-submarine and search-and rescue roles. This Whirlwind first flew in 1962, and arrived at this, it's final resting place, in 1988.

Navigating across fields full of snow in the near pitch black without a torch so as not to be seen was interesting to say the least. The snow varied from 4 to 8 inches deep and at one point came into the top of my wellies which was lovely. That coupled with the not-so-good cracking sound of walking over water of unknown depth which was frozen and hidden under the snow made me more tense that I would have liked getting to this beauty.

Still, once I'd arrived I only had to worry about leaving footprints in shot and the security hut spotting the coloured flashes in the dark. Oh and falling on my arse in an insanely slippery helicopter!

It's all fun and games really.

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