Watch: Specialist vehicles business selling off former MOD helicopters

A specialist vehicles business is selling off former MOD helicopters to be turned into everything from cafes to glamping accommodation.

Witham Specialist Vehicles, close to the A1 near Colsterworth, sells mainly former Army and Navy stock to customers around the world.

It is currently selling Sea King helicopters, the model best known for wartime roles and for rescue operations carried by the Royal Navy and RAF.

“We sold one before to a guy down in Cornwall who uses it as a Cafe and calls it the Sea King cafe, and we sold five that I think turned it into a kind of upmarket camping,” said managing director Paul Southerington.