Leeds & West Yorkshire

Duke opens Yorkshire Air Ambulance base at Nostell

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Image caption Prince Andrew is patron of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Duke of York has officially opened Yorkshire Air Ambulance's support base near Wakefield.

The charity has moved to Nostell Priory from Leeds Bradford Airport to improve coverage and response times to patients in West and South Yorkshire.

Facilities at the base include offices, training rooms, a large hanger and helipad.

Prince Andrew, a former naval helicopter pilot and instructor, is patron of the charity.

The charity currently operates two helicopters, one based at Nostell and the other at Topcliffe near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

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