RAF Benson has been home to the military's Merlin helicopters for the last ten years. Now, though, after deployments in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, they are leaving the base, headed for pastures new.
Under the Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review the Merlins will be refitted and then join the Royal Navy replacing the retiring Sea King. Juliette Fletcher reports.
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