Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Tom Cruise gets a lift from RAF Benson
Published 05/06/14



TOM CRUISE was flown into London by an expert crew from RAF Benson for his latest film.

The Hollywood star plays Major William Cage in futuristic thriller Edge of Tomorrow alongside Emily Blunt. The story is about aliens who invade Earth. Cruise lands in Trafalgar Square in a Puma HC Mk1 in the opening scene, which was filmed in November 2012. He said it was "one of those exceptionally cool moments in a career spent in locations all around the world".

Squadron Leader Brad Hewitt, currently Officer Commanding B Flight of 230 Squadron based at RAF Benson, said: "Working with Tom Cruise was something that I never thought I would do when I joined the RAF.



Tom Cruise


"He was extremely professional and very pleasant. He was so excited that we were getting to do this flight for the film. Everyone had worked so hard to get it to happen it's not every day that a helicopter gets to fly into Trafalgar Square.

"The Puma is an absolutely fantastic aircraft for this task. It's very small, very capable and perfect for the urban environment, for tight landing sites close to buildings, close to trees. For this particular task it has got a large enough cabin that it could carry the actors, the sound personnel and camera crew that were required to perform the task.

"It is a little strange to think that perhaps hundreds of thousands of people have seen us but it's a great advert for the Royal Air Force.

"The crew did a great job and I think the results are just absolutely fantastic."


PUBLISHED 05/06/14



 
MOST POPULAR
Exciting Literary Festival programme planned
Henley rocks at Music on the Meadows
Primary celebrates 70th anniversary
One-of-a-kind play area opens in Henley
Henley Rowing Club’s GB junior eight triumph
Local philanthropist causes feminist stir
Businesswoman quits to curry favour
Rush hour accident closes Reading Road
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Worth Scouting out
Sales are soaring
Treat your family to some alfresco dining at home
Solutions for improvements
Create a stress-free haven
End windows pain
Space for work or leisure
Carpets, laminates and so much more
Gear up for gardening
Dinner date with Katherine Jenkins?
Roast lunch fit for a Lord
Twin villages in stunning setting
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Rush hour accident closes Reading Road
Director of music becomes student at Yale
Successful Summer Ball for Cricket Club
Star sorry for Twitter job jibe
Ahoy there! Youngsters try out toddler park
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 149429
www.higgsprinitng.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
  HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD. Telephone (01491) 419400  
© Higgs & Co (Printing) Limited 2012  |  Registered in England number 1418717