A pilot based at RNAS Yeovilton is on his way to the Philippines to help survivors of the typhoon.
The Duke of York was guest of honour at a ceremony at RNAS Yeovilton to mark the end of service of the Lynx Mk 3 Full Mission Simulation
One of the region's top air shows is held at the Royal Navy's Yeovilton air base.
Yeovilton Air Day is just four days away and the skies above the base have been busy ahead of the event.
30 thousand people are expected at the Royal Naval Air Station on Saturday. Military aerobatic teams from all over the world will be taking part.
Cdr Neil Thompson, Commander Air at RNAS Yeovilton, is organising the day, which will reflect the country's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, with a celebration of carrier aviation, past and present.
Details are being released later today about what to expect from this year's airshow at Yeovilton. It's among the largest one day events in the South West, and attracts more than 30,000 visitors each year.
Some very welcome news on the jobs front at the Agusta Westland company in Yeovil today. It has won a contract to convert twenty five RAF Merlin helicopters for Royal Navy use, securing work for years to come.
Its existing contract to service the army's Apache Attack helicopters has also been renewed for another five years. The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced the deal worth £760 million, at a visit to the Yeovil site this morning. Bob Cruwys reports:
Agusta Westland in Yeovil has won a contract to convert 25 RAF Merlin helicopters for Royal Navy use.
Its existing contract to service the army's Apache Attack helicopters has also been renewed for another five years.
The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced the deal, worth seven hundred and sixty million pounds, at a visit to the Yeovil site this morning. He said workers at the plant can now have a "sense of security":
Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond has announced two new contracts at a helicopter manufacturers in Yeovil.
The contracts, with the Ministry of Defence, include one to convert 25 Merlin Helicopter for Royal Navy use.
The Merlin helicopters will be moved from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire to replace ageing Sea King aircraft at RNAS Yeovilton. The conversion will involve installing a folding rotor head and folding tail.
The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is visiting Agusta Westland in Yeovil Today.
He is expected to announce plans to convert 25 RAF Merlin helicopters for use by the Royal Navy. The aircraft will replace the ageing fleet of Sea Kings at RNAS Yeovilton.
Mr Hammond will also announce a renewed five year maintenance contract for Apache helicopters
Defence Minister Andrew Murrison has told the Commons the Yeovilton air base in Somerset will be expanded.
The government has made a strong commitment to maintaining the Yeovilton air base in Somerset.
It's been revealed the base, currently home to 3,000 Royal Navy staff, will be expanded to include a further 600 members of the Army Air Corps, and a training centre for the new Wildcat helicopter.
There are unconfirmed reports that a Sea King helicopter has been written off in a crash landing on Thursday. No one was seriously injured in the incident, which happened during a training exercise, but the helicopter is reported to be beyond repair.
Witnesses have commented on Facebook that the crew are 'lucky to be alive'. No one at the MoD was available for comment.