Proud day for Culdrose sailors

RNAS Culdrose has celebrated the annual Fleet Air Arm Awards at a gathering of more than 500 personnel from across the air base.

Guest of Honour at the parade was the Head of the Fleet Air Arm, Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE, who presented a number of prominent awards.

He said: “It is with huge pride that I stand before you to mark not only divisions, but also to present these awards today. Culdrose is my native home in the naval service and it’s always very comforting to return and meet the people I’ve served with throughout my time and present awards and medals to fellow members of the Fleet Air Arm.”

Top of the list of prestigious honours was the Australia Shield which was presented to 814 Naval Air Squadron, who have been deployed on seven overseas operations in the last 12 months.

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