October 31 2014 Latest news:
Andrew Fitchett, Reporter
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A team of US military search and rescue specialists have been jumping from Suffolk skies in preparation for the real thing.
The 56th Rescue Squadron, based at RAF Lakenheath, teamed up with crews from RAF Mildenhall to practice static-line parachute jumps near Felixstowe on February 25.
The seven pararescue specialists leapt from MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft in readiness for combat drops at lower altitudes.
The pararescuemen are trained to provide emergency medical treatment in adverse terrain and conditions.