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New air ambulance to be unveiled in Bristol

The GWAAC will say goodbye to its existing ageing helicopter. Credit: ITV News West Country

Great Western Air Ambulance is unveiling its new helicopter at its Filton Airfield base today.

The EC135 cost £250,000 - paid for by donations as the charity doesn't receive any Government or lottery funding, and will serve an area with a population of more than 2 million people.

Unlike its ageing predecessor, the new helicopter will be able to land on the helipad at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

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