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Award-winning Canadian Forces crew visit U.K.

October 29, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 29, 2010, Yeovil, U.K. - On Friday October 23, the crew of Cormorant search and rescue helicopter 902 from squadron 442 visited AgustaWestland’s headquarters in Yeovil, U.K. southwest of London, where they lectured on the daring Homathko Glacier Rescue for which they won the 2009 Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award.

Jeremy Tracy, AgustaWestland’s Head of Region Canada and Chief Test
Pilot, said, “This was a rare and welcome opportunity for the people who
make the AW101 Cormorant helicopter to hear from people who are using
it and to hear how it performed in the most difficult of conditions and
circumstances. The crew provided also provided some excellent idea on
how we make things even better for search and rescue. Our engineers,
developers and mechanics were delighted by the visit.”

Canadian Forces Rescue 902 Crew visit AgustaWestland's U.K. headquarters in Yeovil, near London.
Left to Right:   Cpl B.R. Dominic Frenette;   Major Jason M. Von Kruse;  Jeremy Tracy, AgustaWestland Head of Region – Canada and Chief Test Pilot; Sgt. Kent J. Gulliford; MCpl Billy R. Ternes; and LCol J.E. Christian Lalande. Photo courtesy of AugustaWestland.




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