Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter lights up the sky over the Med on Bonfire Night as it tests its flares

A WILDCAT helicopter lights up the sky by testing its flares on Guy Fawkes Night.

The perfectly-timed snap of the November 5 anti-heat-seeking missile display was taken in the Mediterranean by Lt Cdr Oliver Clark, of the Royal Navy.

PA:Press Association

A Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter lights up the Mediterranean sky as it tests its flares[/caption]

Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond, where the helicopter is based, is on maritime security operations in the area.

Earlier this year the Portsmouth-based warship hit the headlines after shadowing two Russian destroyers passing through the English channel.

Fortunately there was no flare-up.

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