Building for 2015 Bristow SAR contract began. SAR service commenced from 1 Jul 2015 with S-92, following closure of the service by the RAF 22 Squadron C Flt Sea Kings from RAF Valley.
UK SAR base at Caernarfon went live July 1st, 2015 with S-92 G-MCGJ and G-MCGK
News of Caernarfon sector
Caernarfon Coastguard S-92 500th SAR Mission, 18-Oct-16 : The UK Coastguard S-92 based at Caernarfon since July 1st, 2015 completed its 500th search and rescue mission
Bristow Caernarfon SAR One-year Anniversary, 01-Jul-16 : Caernarfon Search and Rescue Coastguard helicopter base in North Wales celebrates one year anniversary having flown more than 500 mission hours and rescued or assisted more than 200 people.
UK Coastguard Caernarfon Reaches 100 Rescues, 03-Sep-15 : UK Coastguard Caernarfon base, the third Bristow civilian search and rescue base to go live, has completed 100 taskings in just two months with their two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.
List of aircraft
List of Aircraft for Caernarfon
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|92-0234||s-92a||2014|| G-MCGH : 21jul15 at Caernarfon, N Wales || N234TR : Sikorsky |
G-MCGH : Bristow from Dec14
|92-0248||s-92a||2014|| G-MCGJ : 07may15 at Caernarfon Aairport, Wales, UK. Arrived to home base for HMCG S+ |
: Jul15 based at Caernarfon
| N248N : Sikorsky from Jul14; 27feb15 pictured (top) departing Coatesville facility+ |
G-MCGJ : Bristow, for Coast Guard; 03mar15 pictured (bot) at Heli-Expo 2015, Orland+
|92-0251||s-92a||2014|| G-MCGK : 20jun15 now based Caernarfon, North Wales || N251Z : Sikorsky Mar14; Aircraft MSN 920251 Trust at Wilmington, DE Aug14 |
G-MCGK : Bristow from May15, for Coast Guard