Britain's search and rescue service to be sold off

Seventy year's of Royal Air Force and Royal Navy history will come to a close soon, when a private company takes over helicopter search and rescue operations.

The squadrons who have flown thousands of sorties and saved the lives of countless people will no longer patrol our skies.

ITV News Correspondent Emily Morgan reports:

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Search & rescue service sell-off

The Government has announced that Britain's search and rescue service has been sold off to a US firm for £1.6 billion, ending 70 years of operations by the RAF and the Royal Navy.