Air ambulance sent on 'historic' first mission from new base

A red helicopter with a camera on the front parked in front of a hangar: Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance - Credit: Supplied by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance was tasked with its first mission after settling into a new purpose-built base in North Weald yesterday (Wednesday, April 28).

The new base was completed in February before it opened for operations yesterday.

A concrete apron with a hangar in the background. To the left: a red helicopter with painted yellow swirls.

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust's new base in North Weald, near Epping - Credit: Supplied by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust

The team's first mission was to attend an incident in Bishop's Stortford after receiving a call for help from the East of England Ambulance Service.

Cliff Gale, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust's Operations Director, said: “The first mission from our new airbase is a historic landmark for the charity.

"It is the culmination of a great deal of commitment, planning and hard work.

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"We are delighted to see our crews operational from the new base by helicopter and rapid response vehicle."

The new North Weald base features a visitor centre, which is expected to open later this year.

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