united kingdom St. Athan sector

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Building work for the 2015 Bristow SAR contract began on 2 Dec 2014. SAR coverage commenced on 4 October 2015, following closure of the service by the RAF 22 Squadron A Flt from RMB Chivenor.
Bristow Helicopters commenced SAR helicopter operations on behalf of HM Coastguard from the St Athan base on Sunday 4 Oct 2015 at 1pm with AW139 G-CILN

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AW189 Enters Service at UK SAR St Athan, 27-Sep-18 : #AW189 HM Coastguard station St Athan, operated by a Bristow team of 20 in south Wales, received two AW189 helicopters to replace the current AW139. Is the fourth UK SAR base to fly this model

500th Mission for St Athan SAR Base, 07-Sep-17 : St Athan HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter team completed its 500th mission since operated by Bristow from October 2015

Bristow SAR First Year at St Athan, 04-Oct-16 : First anniversary of Bristow SAR AW139 operations on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency from St Athan

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
31586 aw139 2014 G-CILN : Coastguard /Rescue187; 04oct15 carried out the first operational sortie b+
Bristow G-CILN : Bristow from Mar15
92003 aw189 2014 G-MCGP : 11feb16 atMOD St Athan, South Wales
: 19may19 asg St Athan in exercise with NPAS G-NWOI
AgustaWestland UK G-MCGP : AgustaWestland from Mar15
Bristow G-MCGP : Bristow d/d 04jun15 at Norwich
92009 aw189 2018 G-MCGW : Feb19 at St Athan
AgustaWestland UK G-MCGW : Leonardo MW Ltd Jan/May 2018
Bristow G-MCGW : Bristow from May18
92010 aw189 2018 G-MCGX : 29dec18 as /CoastGuard187 at St Athan
AgustaWestland UK G-MCGX : Leonardo MW Ltd Jan/Aug 2018
Bristow G-MCGX : Bristow from Aug18