St Athan Facility
H.M. Coastguard

 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Search and Rescue
Secondary Role: -
First Formed: 2015
Parent Unit: HMCG HQ
Current Status: Active

History

St Athan was one of the new bases established under the ten-year UK SAR contract awarded to Bristow Helicopters in March 2013. Due to issues with the full certification of the AgustaWestland AW189 search and rescue helicopter, two AgustWestland AW139s were used instead for the first year of operations. The first helicopter arrived in August 2015. The facility was officially opened on 15 October 2015, but had already become operational on 4 October 2015. The service is available 24 hours a day.

Subordinate Units

None

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
AgustaWestland AW139 2 Aug 2015  
AgustaWestland AW189 2 ? 2016  


Unit Markings

 

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
St Athan Airfield, South Glamorgan Aug 2015 – Present


Photographs

None at present.

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