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Survivor WF225

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WF225 - HMS Sea Hawk (gate guard), RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall

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Sea Hawk F.2 WF225 at RNAS Culdrose, May 2001; Garry Lakin

Above is a most appropriate gate guard - a Sea Hawk for HMS Sea Hawk, the naval establishment at RNAS Culdrose near Helston in Cornwall. WF225 is in good cosmetic condition, having been repainted in the late 1990s. The canopy has been painted silver to give some measure of protection to the cockpit interior - and no doubt hide any sins! Installed as a gate guard way back in 1958, this possibly makes WF225 the longest serving gate guard in the country.

Find other photos of WF225 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net