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Concern at helicopter search and rescue move plans

Helicopter search and rescue will be moved to Caernarfon from Anglesey after an US-based firm won a 10-year contract to run the service from 2015.

A new base will also be set up at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan by the Bristow Group.

The £1.6bn deal ends 70 years of search and rescue from the RAF and Royal Navy which some fear will have far reaching consequences for Anglesey.

Roger Pinney reports.

Helicopter rescue at two new bases

  • 26 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales