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Private company to run UK search and rescue helicopters

A private company will take over the UK's helicopter search and rescue operations, the Department for Transport has announced.

The Bristow Group has won a 10-year contract to run the service from 2015.

The £1.6bn deal ends 70 years of search and rescue from the RAF and Royal Navy.

Hywel Griffith reports.

  • 26 Mar 2013
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