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Paul Kenton gifts a painting to charity as North Devon says goodbye to Sea King helicopter

The iconic yellow helicopter of RAF Search and Rescue Squadron 22 has flown for the final time at Chivenor, North Devon.

October 1st 2015 marked an end to decades of life-saving by the Royal Air Force, whose search and rescue operation has now been replaced by a private company outside of Devon.

Before the Sea King took its final flight Paul Kenton spent the day with the 22-squadron team to sketch, paint and photograph the helicopter.  The final outcome was a painting that incorporated the Search and Rescue team alongside the iconic yellow helicopter.  The total amount raised by the painting was just under £12,000 and the money is benefiting three North Devon charities: The North Devon Motor Neuron Charity, The Children’s Hospice at Little Bridge House and a local fundraiser for Stem Cell Treatment.

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