The region's only search and rescue helicopter base - at Wattisham in Suffolk - is to be axed after the service was privatised.
Britain's search-and-rescue helicopter service, which employs the Duke of Cambridge, is to be run by Bristow Helicopters, the Government announced today.
The award of the £1.6 billion deal ends 70 years of a service run by the RAF and Royal Navy squadrons.
It also spells the end of the use of Sea King helicopters - flown by William - in search-and-rescue (SAR) work.
Under the new contract, 22 state-of-the-art helicopters will operate from 10 locations around the UK.
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A rather cloudy start with showers likely in places. These could turn heavy and thundery, especially by the middle of the day.
A risk of thundery downpours both on Saturday and Sunday. Feeling muggy again later. Monday will be the best day of the Bank Holiday Weekend