CornwallLive, an online news website in the same county as one of the largest helicopter bases in Europe, have reported that ‘Royal Navy helicopters are flying over Cornwall’.
Home to the Royal Navy’s maritime Merlins, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose – just outside Helston on the Lizard Peninsula – is one of the largest helicopter bases in Europe.
With 3,000 personnel, it is one of the biggest single-site employer in Cornwall, pumping £100m into the local economy every year.
It’s been there quite a while too.
Royal Navy helicopters are flying over Cornwallhttps://t.co/J8ubAqCeEH
— Cornwall LIVE (@CornwallLive) August 20, 2019
Reporting the news, Deputy head of content at CornwallLive Gayle McDonald reported:
“They were spotted flying low over Truro earlier today.”
Investigating the scoop of the century, Cornwall Live reached out to the Royal Navy who said:
“The Merlins are undergoing standard training.”
As this story went to press, we have received reports from Portsmouth, a major Royal Navy base, that ship have been spotted in the water.