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Koksijde says goodbye to ‘his’ Sea King: Every inhabitant wears that helicopter on hands
Koksijde The students of the Koksijdse schools are to the beach, pulled together the Sea King goodbye. That landed for the afternoon with on board include mayor Marc Vanden Bussche (LB), which showed itself winchen. “It is not only a parting of the Sea King, but unfortunately, also of the 40th squadron”, he noted.

“This is an emotional time,” responded Rudy Theys. He was from 2004 to 2009 korpscommandant of the base in Koksijde and lives meanwhile in the coastal city. “The Sea King and c. c. are like two hands on one belly. Every inhabitant wears that helicopter on the hands. That is also reflected in the large attendance. Itself I cherish only good memories. A few times I have meegevlogen. So, I remember the 21 workers who were stuck on a raft when the wind farm on the thornton bank was built.” About the future of the base itself wants Rudy to the following lost: “When I was appointed, I would, so to speak, the last commander and I would be the closing basis. And look, I'm already ten years away and the base is still operational.”

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