The 'Black Cats' is the Lynx helicopter display team of the Royal Navy which was formed in 2001, under the original name of 'The Lynx Pair'.
IN 2003 the 'Lynx Pair' won the Steadman Sword for the best British participant at the Ropyal International Air Tattoo.
In 2004, the team was given more support from the Royal Navy and AugustaWestland and adopted the name of 'The Black Cats',
which was derived from the Lynx Wildcat of 702 Naval Air Squadron's badge and also the naval slang of 'Black Catting' which implies having done something better than someone else.
The unit of the Black Cats, 702 Naval Air Aquadron is based at Royal Navy Station Yeovilton which is in Somerset, and operates the Westland Lynx HAS3 and HMA8.
The primary purpose of the Squadron is to provide training for aircrew and maintenance personnel on the Maritime Lynx.
The Display Routine|
The carefully choreographed display features a full display of the precision and aerobatic capabilities of the Lynx.
The acclaimed aerobatic display has been described as an aerial ballet but also features high-speed crosses, close formation work and opposing manoeuvres.
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'Black Cats' forthcoming displays|
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Black Cats official website
Westland Lynx of the 'Black Cats' displaying at Kemble 2010.