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Episode 1

With the much-loved Sea King helicopters due to depart from UK skies in 2016, this two-part series captures thrilling rescue footage and real-life drama as it follows the working lives of RAF Search and Rescue crews patrolling Wales. Amongst them is Prince William - HRH The Duke of Cambridge, or Flight Lieutenant Wales as he is known in the RAF, as he and his colleagues respond to callouts in dramatic locations in North Wales. From mountainside to hospital bedside, the series captures the unfolding drama as the iconic yellow Sea King helicopters answer cries for help all over the country.

In this first episode, Flt Lt Wales flies the Sea King to rescue a young boy injured in a North Wales quarry; in atrocious weather, winchman Ed Griffiths rescues four students stranded on a cliff-edge in a wintry Snowdonia; and in an emotional reunion at RAF Valley, a young girl meets her rescuers almost a year after her horrific car crash in mid-Wales.

Release date:

50 minutes

Last on

Mon 17 Jun 2013 22:35
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only


Role Contributor
Series ProducerGwen Griffith
Executive ProducerArwyn Evans