US marine touches down at Culdrose

A pilot from the United States Marine Corps has begun a three-year tour of duty with the Fleet Air Arm at RNAS Culdrose.

Captain Bridger Leary joined 736 Naval Air Squadron to fly the British Aerospace’s Hawk T1 as one of their staff pilots. He will be part of the team who regularly take part in operational maritime training in offshore waters throughout the South West.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to learning about all the cultural differences. Everyone in Helston is so friendly and being so very close to Europe, we hope to travel as much as possible.”

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