Live updates

RNAS Culdrose officer secures marriage proposal...with a little help from Arnie

Dean Goulding got up on stage with Arnold Schwarzenegger to propose Credit: ITV News

A naval officer from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall has sealed an impromptu marriage proposal with the help of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Dean Goulding was attending an event in Leeds, where the movie star was performing, when he jumped on stage and popped the question to girlfriend Jessica Edding.

Dean says: "We only had three nights left, as I'm in the military and going away for six months, so I was really worried. I thought if it doesn't happen tonight when will it? I wanted it to be special and it was more special than ever. It was amazing."

Fiancee Jessica told ITV News: "It's incredible, we'll never ever forget that."

Dean and Jessica celebrating after the unusual marriage proposal Credit: ITV News

Damaged Sea Fury to be moved from RNAS Culdrose

The Sea Fury being loaded up for its journey to Essex Credit: ITV Westcountry

A veteran aircraft, which had to make an emergency landing at the Culdrose Air Day, is being moved today.

The 60-year-old Sea Fury has been looked after at the Royal Naval Air Station base since its engine failed at the show in July.

Engineers say it's not badly damaged. It's being taken to North Weald Airfield in Essex where it will be assessed for repair.

The Sea Fury making an emergency landing at the Culdrose Air Day Credit: Baz Stevens

Advertisement

Man dies after falling from cliffs at Bude

The rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was called to Compass Point cliffs on Thursday afternoon Credit: ITV Westcountry

A man has died after falling from cliffs while climbing at Bude. The 52-year-old fell from the Compass Point cliffs close to the beach yesterday afternoon (Thursday 4 September).

The rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose and paramedics arrived at the scene but the climber was pronounced dead.

The man's next of kin have been informed.

Annual Culdrose Air Day gets underway

Harrier Jump Jet Credit: ITV West Country

The A394 from both the Penzance and Falmouth directions is busy this morning as thousands of people make their way to the annual Culdrose Air Day.

The Gates opened at nine am.

The Air Day is the only day of the year when the public can step into the world of Culdrose and experience the sights and sounds of a working military Naval Air Station.

There are flying displays and an opportunity to get up close to various aircraft on the ground.

With frontline helicopter Squadrons supporting the Navy across the globe, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose is home to a variety of military aircraft including Merlin and Sea King helicopters, Hawk Jets, and the King Air 350 Avengers.

Woman airlifted to hospital after cliff fall in Devon

A woman in her 40s has been airlifted to hospital after falling from the cliffs at Salcombe early this morning, Thursday 17 July.

Brixham Coastguard says that she fell up to 20 feet and could have fallen even further but she got stuck in the undergrowth.

It is believed that she has broken some bones and there are possible spinal injuries.

Advertisement

Culdrose helicopters in major naval exercise

Helicopters from RNAS Culdrose are playing a major role in a military training exercise which started today in the North Atlantic.

We had the chance to catch up with the fleet of Merlins as they prepared for the exercise - and see the vital role they're now equipped to play to protect the Royal Navy. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports

Padstow lifeboat in trawler rescue

Six fisherman have been rescued off the Cornish coast in a joint operation involving the Padstow lifeboat and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose. The crew of the French trawler took to survival suits and abandoned ship yesterday when their vessel was struck by huge waves in gale force winds.

Five of the crew were plucked from the water by the Royal Navy rescue helicopter and the skipper was picked up by the RNLI lifeboat from Padstow. All six crew were brought ashore.

Padstow lifeboat 2nd Coxswain Richard Pitman said, "A great deal of credit must go the winchman on the helicopter. The heavy sea conditions made his job very difficult as he was dragged in and out of the water with the rise and fall of the sea.

"The conditions were challenging and it was a difficult rescue for all involved, we are pleased to have been able to assist."

Load more updates