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GALLERY: Santa comes to Cornwall’s schools and hospital

By WBEsme  |  Posted: December 22, 2013

  • Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose visiting the children at Parc Eglos School

  • Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose visiting the children at Parc Eglos School

  • Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose dropping in to St Agnes School

  • Tim and Harry waiting for Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose at St Agnes School

  • Excited Hannah, Emma and Tilly waiting for Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose at St Agnes School

  • Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose dropping in to St Agnes School

  • Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose dropping in to St Agnes School

  • Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose visiting the children at Treloweth School

  • Santa and 771 squadron from RNAS Culdrose visiting the children at Treloweth School

  • 12-year-old Tommy Martin from Falmouth, with mum Annette Martin and Santa, brought by the 820 squadron from RNAS Culdrose

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, an elf and Father Christmas visit 11-year-old Piper Oxendale from Penzance

  • Six year-old Lily Hawkins from St Issey and Santa, brought by the 820 squadron from RNAS Culdrose

  • Eight-year-old Dylan Swan from St Austell and Santa, brought by the 820 squadron from RNAS Culdrose

  • Team Father Christmas with the 820 squadron from RNAS Culdrose

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Santa Claus swapped his sleigh for a Sea King last week as he touched down to visit children at several schools and a Cornish hospital.

The North Poles most famous resident flew across the county delivering presents to thousands of girls and boys at Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital and nearby primary schools.

Santa, who was said to be resting his reindeer in preparation for next Tuesday night, was flown by both the 771 and 820 squadrons from RNAS Culdrose.

Pete Wooldridge, community relations officer from RNAS Culdrose, said: “Aircrews from Culdrose enjoy contributing to the local community at this time of year”

More than 1,000 pre-Christmas presents were given out at nine schools including St Agnes, Perranporth, Bosvigo, Mylor, Mawnan, Parc Eglos, Mabe, Portreath and Treloweth.

At each place Santa was met by hundreds of excited children who clapped and cheered his arrival.

Carol Wint, the head teacher at St Agnes School, said: “It is fantastic that Culdrose took the time to deliver this special treat for our children.

“We’ve had all kinds of celebrations at the school, including two nativities and Christmas parties and this is a brilliant way to bring the school together”.

Tim from year two added: “It was really exciting and I liked seeing Father Christmas”

Teachers interested in asking Santa to visit next year should email his Culdrose representative, Andy Watts, on, navycu-771pro@mod.uk.

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  • scottmadron  |  December 22 2013, 8:15AM

    I was walking to Mousehole with my 2 yr old daughter when one of the helicopters went over, with Santa waving. My daughter shouted father Christmas "presents" and hasn't stopped talking about it lovely. Thankyou Cauldrose.

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