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Final flypast for the Seaking Mk4 after a generation of duty

The Seaking Mk4 Credit: ITV News

An aircraft that has been at the heart of military operations for a generation has seen its final flypast.

Originally designed for anti-submarine warfare, the Seaking Mk4 has been airborne for 37 years with the commando helicopter force.

Dubbed the "Land-rover of the sky" for it's versatility, the helicopter has been in the skies since the 1970s and active duty for Britain's armed forces has almost always demanded a role for these helicopters.

But it's an analogue aircraft flying in a digital world and is judged archaic by today's standards.

ITV News' Rupert Evelyn reports: