Friday, August 5, 2011

Corgi's 2nd Half Releases

This past week at we have added all of Corgi's 2nd half releases, totaling in 15 new items added to our inventory!  We've added planes, a few helicopters, WWII fighter planes, modern planes, and...well, you will just have to scroll down to find out more.

Among these new items is the Special Edition Westland Sea King, HRH Prince William Training Flight, SAR 2011 22 Sqn.

Price $59.95

1/72 scale

Assigned to 22 Squadron on 15th April 2010, HRH Prince William had already undertaken service in both the Navy and the Army.  Flying as a co-pilot, Prince William assists the search and rescue operations of the squadron.  He has already undertaken a number of rescue missions and has proven to be a capable and dependable asset to the squadron. 

He flies in a number of Sea Kings, including this one and completed his first rescue mission in October 2010, participating in a rescue of a man from an oil rig who suffered an apparent heart attack.  The Sea King is a dependable and valuable asset to the United Kingdom’s Air Sea Rescue fleet.  They not only rescue injured or stranded sailors, but also work in the mountainous regions of Wales, helping injured and lost climbers and hikers to safety.  The squadrons base at RAF Valley were also heavily involved with the rescue of over 100 people from the Boscastle floods of 2004.

Another item to check out is the Limited Edition Westland Puma HC Mk.I, XW219, 230 Sqn, RAF Benson, November 2009.

Price $56.95
1/72 scale

The Puma HC-1 is a twin engine medium sized transport and utility helicopter, filling a useful gap between the smaller Lynx and larger Chinook and Merlin fleets.  Despite entering service in the early 1970s, the Pumas have not gone through the same various stages of development as other similar machines such as the Lynx, instead retaining their original designation of HC Mk.1.   Along with the rest of the RAF’s Puma fleet at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, 230 Squadron has operated the Puma HC Mk.1 since the early 1970s. 

Flying extensively over Northern Ireland, as well as brief detachments to the Balkans, 230 Squadron left the province in 2009 to move to its new home at RAF Benson.  While in Northern Ireland the Pumas gave excellent service proving to be a reliable and capable transport helicopter. 

Today, the Pumas assist in training exercises in the UK, but are at a state of readiness to depart to any theatre where they are needed. 230 Squadron’s emblem features a tiger, commemorating their service in Malaya, resulting in some interesting tiger motifs and schemes being applied to their aircraft.

You can pre-order these items by visiting, and while you are there you can check out the rest of our selection by Corgi.

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