united kingdom St. Athan sector

HM Coastguard

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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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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

UKSAR St Athan Service Launch Ceremony, 15-Oct-15 : The launch of the St Athan civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked with a ceremony held at the new SAR base at St Athan airfield.

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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
AgustaWestland UK G-MCGP : AgustaWestland from Mar15
Bristow G-MCGP : Bristow d/d 04jun15 at Norwich

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