From RAF Benson:

Today (7 July) a formation of Puma helicopters from RAF Benson will mark 50 years of Royal Air Force service with a national flypast.

The first Puma helicopters were delivered into service in 1971. A formation of up to 10 Puma helicopters will depart RAF Benson this morning as part of a training sortie that will include flypasts of notable locations for the Puma Force over the past 50 years. This includes sites that hold historical significance for the Puma Force as well as those that provide support to delivering current Puma operational capability.

Unfortunately we are unable to fly over everywhere. The maps provide an illustrative example of some of the locations that will be visited and the approximate timings. They remain subject to change at short notice.

Share your images using #Puma50 and help us to commemorate an outstanding five decades of service.

If you intend to watch the flypast, please do so safely and in accordance with all regulations.

Photo Credit – RAF