UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE DEREK TWIGG VISITS RNAS CULDROSE, 2 OCTOBER 2007 [Allocated Title]
Undersecretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans Derek Twigg visits Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose.
Royal Navy BAe-3100 Jetstream aircraft (ZE 438) taxies to a halt at RNAS Culdrose, and is greeted by senior officers. Visit to 771 Squadron Search and Rescue; pilot talks to Mr Twigg as a Sea King helicopter stands on the runway. Inside hangar, Mr Twigg visits aircrew, groundcrew and other personnel. He also sits in the cockpit of a Sea King and visits the Sea King simulator, sitting in the co-pilot's seat. He also visits personnel ub their single living accommodation (actually a twin-bedded room).