Here is a picture of four of the original Lynx pilots who completed their training in 1978.
They were on hand today to see the final cohort of Lynx and Seaking pilots receive their wings:
Today is the last day Lynx and Sea King helicopters will take part in a parade at RNAS Yeovilton.
The Wings parade is a tradition for newly qualified pilots, but soon the helicopters be replaced by Wildcat and Merlin models. The Lynx has been in operation since 1978.