Governor Rena Lalgie “took to the skies” aboard a Royal Navy helicopter earlier this week (Oct 3), “to experience first-hand the capabilities of the helicopter, as well as the unique topography of Bermuda”.

Photos were posted by Government House yesterday, saying: “Her Excellency the Governor took to the skies aboard Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter Menace20 from 815NAS, currently embarked on RFA Tideforce.

“The Governor and two non-commissioned officers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment received safety instruction from the crew before launching from Government House grounds.

“The flight enabled the Governor to experience first-hand the capabilities of the helicopter, as well as the unique topography of Bermuda, before landing on-board the ship for a tour.

“The crew of RFA Tideforce have been in Bermuda for a well-deserved period of rest, having come from operations in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

“The Governor is especially grateful to Captain Chris Clarke, CO RFA Tideforce, and his crew, for the training held in support of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard, and engagement with Government House, the Ministry of National Security and the Royal Bermuda Regiment Junior Leaders.”

Government House