Royal Navy pilot lands helicopter in grounds of his old school in Yorkshire

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It was a careers talk with a difference.

Lieutenant Luke Wraith, a Royal Navy pilot, landed a 15-tonne helicopter in the grounds of Tadcaster Grammar School this week.

A rainbow can be seen in the background as the helicopter lands on the rugby pitch

A rainbow can be seen in the background as the helicopter lands on the rugby pitch

The naval officer returned to his old school to speak to current sixth formers about careers in the armed forces.

The chopper landed in the playing fields.

The Royal Navy helicopter landed in the grounds of Tadcaster Grammar School

The Royal Navy helicopter landed in the grounds of Tadcaster Grammar School

The chopper landed on the school playing fields

The chopper landed on the school playing fields

Staff and pupils await the special visitor

Staff and pupils await the special visitor

Lieutenant Luke Wraith grew up in Tadcaster

Lieutenant Luke Wraith grew up in Tadcaster

Pupils meet Lt Wraith and his crew

Pupils meet Lt Wraith and his crew

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

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