Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose is based in Cornwall, on the Lizard Peninsula. Its purpose is to train specialists for the Navy while serving the Fleet Air Arm's front line Sea King and Merlin helicopter squadrons. It also acts as the search and rescue station for the South West region. This detailed book is a history of RNAS Culdrose from the initial planning of the base to the present day. Using over 200 illustrations, author Geoff Wakeham covers the early years, fighters and trainers, helicopters and reconstruction, consolidation, through to the twenty-first century. Most of the photographs are previously unpublished, many from official Naval sources, as well as from the author's own extensive collection.