Suffolk helicopter flies over Kate and William

A rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham flew overhead the newly-married royal couple.

In tribute to the happy couple, the RAF flew overhead in a yellow rescue Sea King helicopter - as a special surprise for the bride and groom.

It was in honour of William's job as a RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot.

He smiled broadly as he drove his wife, still in her bridal gown, through the Privy Purse.

The helicopter was flown by members of 'B' Flight 22 Squadron, of which William is a member. The aircraft and crew are normally based at RAF Wattisham in Suffolk.

The captain was Squadron Leader Holly Steel, from Hamilton, New Zealand, who is the Flight Commander of 'B' Flight, while her co-pilot was Flight Lieutenant Lee

Turner, from Weymouth, Dorset.

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Flt Lt Turner, who was awarded the Air Force Cross in March 2009 for his role as captain in the recovery of crew members from the stricken ferry Riverdance off the coast of Blackpool, was William's Flight Commander during his search and rescue training at RAF Valley and flew with him many times as one of his principal instructors.

The radar operator was Master Aircrew John Caseley, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, while the winchman was Sergeant Lee from Wrexham, North Wales.