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Cayton, Cayton Bay
North Yorkshire

The RAF SARF forms part of a year-round, 24-hour search and rescue (SAR) service covering the whole of the United Kingdom and a large area of the surrounding sea. Established primarily to rescue downed RAF aircrew, the RAF SARF also contributes around 60% of a single harmonised national SAR aviation service along with helicopters from the Maritime Coastguard Agency and the Royal Navy.

RAF Sea King rescue helicopters of Nos. 22 and 202 Squadrons operate from six locations, with Royal Navy and Coastguard helicopters available at a further six. These twelve bases have crews on standby at 15 mins readiness by day and 45 mins by night throughout the year. The RAF’s helicopters are among the most capable in the world equipped with night vision goggles as well as the latest search radar and thermal imaging sensors. Its highly trained crews are equally at home operating over stormy seas or remote mountain crags. For land rescues, the RAF can also call upon the services of its four well equipped and highly skilled Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs).

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