Essential to keep helicopter round-the-clock cover

SIR - I should like to add my support to the Chivenor search and rescue helicopter campaign Given the great work that Chivenor s Search and Rescue Helicopter has undertaken over many years here in North Devon it seems unbelievable that we are facing a red

SIR - I should like to add my support to the Chivenor search and rescue helicopter campaign

Given the great work that Chivenor's Search and Rescue Helicopter has undertaken over many years here in North Devon it seems unbelievable that we are facing a reduction in its service.

With more people visiting the area to take advantage of our coastline and countryside ,calls for its service are increasing year on year.

Add to this the possibility of extreme weather conditions due to our exposed westerly location, where even a few minutes' delay can make a difference between life and death, it is essential that we retain the full 24-hour cover of the Search and Rescue Helicopter here in North Devon.


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Philip J Milton

Prospective Member of Parliament for North Devon

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