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38 NAVY NEWS YOUNG READERS MAY 2002 1


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Lots of Young Readers have written to us to tell us they love the new Merlin Helicopter!!


Well, just recently the new Merlin has been put through its paces, ready to go into service with the Royal Navy.


This awesome looking helicopter's full title is Merlin HM Mkl and it replaces the anti- submarine Sea King HAS Mk6.


The Merlin carries three people - a pilot, observer and aircrewman. They are 22.9m long and capable of a speed of 167 knots. Their power comes from 3 Rolls Royce


Turbomeca f reepower turbines.


We'll bring you lots more news on the Merlin as it enters service.


SEA


READ Paul Kitchin wrote to tell us that he's reading the book "The Cruel Sea" at the moment.


That set us thinking!


Do you have a favourite book or tale about the sea? We're going to run a Top 10 poll for the


Are you keen on watching the wildlife in the garden? Are you getting a bit fed up with next door's cat making a bit of a mess of your lawn?


Well, the Cat Protection charity has come up with some nifty ways to stop cats making themselves a nuisance. Here's some natural things that put them off:


# Orange Peel - scatter it in your flower beds, cats hate the smell! ^ Used tea bags that have been soaked in


eucalyptus oil (adults can get it from chemists) makes a good pong to stop cats entering precious bits of your garden.


# You can spray your fences with diluted surgical


spirit (again adults can buy this and dilute it for you). Use a flower sprayer to to do the spraying but don't forget to mark on it what it's been used for!


# Crush eggshells and put them on your flower


beds, they keep the cats away and slugs don't like them either. 0 Plant some prickly plants, roses and shrubs. Cats don't like the prickles.


On general release 22nd April 2002 - The Flintstones; 1 YABBA DABBA DO!'


Join Fred and Barney in this comic adventure.


To enter this draw send your name, address and membership number on a postcard to: 'Flintstone Video', Young Readers Club,


Navy News, HMS Nelson, Queen Street, Portsmouth P01 3HH


Closing Date For Entries: 24th May 2002


Warner Home Videos


TO GIVE AWAY! WE HAVE 10 WIN


best books. So write or e-mail now and you could be in with a chance of a lucky dip prize!


Write to:


Young Readers Club, Navy News, HAAS Nelson, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HH


Is the Search Light on You?? We think our members are ail brilliant but we don't get to see you enough!!


So, we're going to be turning the Search Light on one member every month!


If we put your name in the Search Light then all you have to


do is send us a photo of yourself and two or three interesting facts about you!


When you do we will send you a great prize - cool eh? Look out for the Search Light every month!


3 GREAT NEW ADVENTURES AT CHESSINGTON FOR 2002


FAMILY TICKETS TO BE WON


The World First Fangtastic Coaster


Family Flight that everyone will be 'Batty' about.


The new VAMPIRE


Expect mischief galore at BEANOLAIMD


Take on the quickfire challenge of


TOMB BLASTER in an action packed interactive adventure ride


NOW ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION CORRECTLY AND YOU COULD BE A LUCKY WINNER


Question: What is the 'Batty' new ride at Chessington World of Adventures? Put your answer on a postcard with your name, age and address and send it to: Chessington Competition, Navy News Young Readers,


HMS Nelson, Queen Street, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3HH Chessington World of Adventures open 22nd March - 3rd November 2002 Advance Booking Line 0870 444 7777 or www.chessington.com


Closing date for entries - 7th June 2OO2 The Editors' decision is final. Employees and relatives of Navy News are ineligible to enter.


Get 'Up Close and Personal' with one of Europe's biggest Gorilla families in the


'TRAIL OF THE KINGS' jungle theme experience


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