Station commander talks about RAF Marham's role in Cley helicopter crash investigation

Harvey Smyth, station commander at RAF Marham, has spoken about the role the base is playing in the investigation. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

RAF Marham's station commander has spoken about the base's role in the investigation into last week's helicopter crash in north Norfolk.

Gp Cptn Harvey Smyth said his team's initial job was to support police in their inquiries but, since officers handed over the investigation to the US military, their focus has turned to "organising post-crash management".

He also spoke of the impact the crash had had on British servicemen. Gp Cptn Smyth said: "It's a timely reminder of the dangerous jobs that we do in the military."

Four US air crew, based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, were killed when their Pave Hawk helicopter crashed into the marshes on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Cley-next-the-sea last week.