Pave Hawk helicopters from RAF Lakenheath to feature in new Transformers film

Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Picture: Paramount Pictures.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Picture: Paramount Pictures. - Credit: Archant

Servicemen from a Suffolk air base got their moment in the Hollywood spotlight during filming for the new Transformers movie.

Airmen from 56th Rescue Squadron at RAF Lakenheath with actor Sir Anthony Hopkins behind the scenes

Airmen from 56th Rescue Squadron at RAF Lakenheath with actor Sir Anthony Hopkins behind the scenes of filming for Transformers: The Last Knight. Two Pave Hawk helicopters from the USAF base will feature in the film. - Credit: Archant

Airmen from RAF Lakenheath were invited to take part in the film, named Transformers: The Last Knight, along with two of the USAF base's HH-60G Pave Hawks.

The helicopters were used to shoot scenes in Wiltshire around a replica of Stonehenge, constructed by the film studio.

The supporting airmen from 56th Rescue Squadron got the chance to meet veteran actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, who is starring in the Michael Bay film.

The dramatic scenes, featuring Sir Anthony and Mark Wahlberg, saw the model of the 5,000 year old monument blown to smithereens.


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