Monday, 23 October 2017

Cruise’s thrill at helicopter ride

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.

“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.

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