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