Disney’s ‘Planes 2 – Fire and Rescue’ was given a special screening at RAF Lossiemouth recently – providing the audience of Station families with an amazing backdrop of a real fire engine and search and rescue helicopter.
The RAF Benevolent Fund was given the opportunity to privately screen the latest Disney film for service families just as it was being publicly released and asked for the support of RAF Lossiemouth.
D Flight 202 Squadron agreed to host the screening in one of their hangars and had a RAF Sea King rescue helicopter and fire engine in place for a touch of realism.
RAF Lossiemouth Community Development Officer, Sarah Riley-Evans, co-ordinated the film screening. Almost one hundred parents and children enjoyed the chance to get closer to the Sea King and fire engine after watching the film.
Sarah said: “The screening was a lovely opportunity to get our service children together. Some Servicemen and women will be away from their loved ones over Christmas, so this was little treat for the children, made all the more special by the support from the flying squadrons and fire fighters on Station.
“The children were really excited when they saw the real rescue helicopter and fire engine in the hangar; it definitely added to the screening.
“We were lucky that D Flight had the space for us to have this event without impacting on their day-to-day task of real life search and rescue.”
As an added bonus for the children a Tornado GR4 and a Typhoon FGR4 were also available in the hangar for the screening, and crews from RAF Lossiemouth’s Tornado and Typhoon squadrons joined the children to watch the film.
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