Search & Rescue contract will create new base at St Athan

According to the Department for Transport, under the new Search and Rescue contract, 22 'state of the art' helicopters will operate from 10 locations around the UK.

  • 2 Sikorsky S92s helicopters will operate from a base in Caernarfon
  • 2 AgustaWestland AW189s will operate from a new base at St Athan

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Search & Rescue service sell-off

The government has announced that Britain's Search and Rescue service is to be sold off to an American firm.