Yorkshire Air Ambulance one step closer to RAF Topcliffe move

Yorkshire Air Ambulance one step closer to RAF Topcliffe move

9-Feb-2012 Source: Royal Air Force

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance took one step closer today to the move to their new premises at RAF Topcliffe. Currently based at Bagby Airfield, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is due to relocate to RAF Topcliffe – which is parented by RAF Linton-on-Ouse – in the coming month. Today offered part of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance team the opportunity to view their new premises, hosted by Group Captain Terry Jones, the Station Commander at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance will share the airfield with the 645 Volunteer Gliding Squadron and visiting aircraft. Group Captain Jones said: “Today marks another step forward for Yorkshire Air Ambulance becoming operational at Topcliffe. This is a positive move for the charity and the RAF in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity which provides a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. They fly 7 days a week, 365 days a year covering a diverse landscape ranging from major cities and motorways, to rural and isolated locations. Topcliffe offers a prime location for accessing the arduous North Yorkshire Moors, which attracts walkers and cyclists all year round.

Peter Vallance, of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance team said: “This is a massive move forward for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. It will allow more coverage across Yorkshire, which is of course our main priority.”

Photo caption – Group Captain Jones presenting the keys to Bruce Burns, Vice Chairman of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity. L-R: Group Captain Jones, Bruce Burns, Kevin Staples, Peter Vallance, Steve Rendi, Neil Jacobs, Squadron Leader Unsworth, Ian Chester

, , , , , , ,

Copyright © 2024 HeliHub

Website by Design Inc

Helihub logo