Coastguard helicopter. Pic: MCA
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Helicopter search and rescue for Caernarfon, St Athan

Helicopter search and rescue in north Wales will move to Caernarfon from Anglesey and a new base will be set up at St Athan in the south.

It comes after US-based Bristow Group won the contract to run the UK service for 10 years from 2015.

Under the deal, 22 helicopters will operate from 10 UK locations.

Aviation analyst Chris Yates told Peter Johnson on Good Morning Wales that Wales would do "extremely well" out of the changes.

Helicopter rescue at two new bases

  • 26 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales