These last few days saw the retirement of the Westland Lynx in Dutch military service.
The final three examples (out of a batch of 24 delivered from 1976... yes that long ago) were painted up for the farewell events.
Last weekend the yearly 'Wereldhavendagen' (World Port Days) was the last opportunity for the public to see the Lynx in action and get a glimpse of it's successor,
the much delayed, overweight and underperforming NH90 NFH.
Anyway, the weather was beautiful, the display spirited as ever and 283 did it's thing:
Followed by the cleanest NH90 (delivered in July this year) in stock, there are now 7 NH90s at De Kooij NAS:
And what would be the pointy end with a jet looks like squared off with thingies on this helicopter:
The 'Erasmus' bridge provides the backdrop of the NH90 pictures