The North West Air Ambulance service celebrating its first year of operations. Preston nursery nurse Jean Poulton, helped with fundraising by knitting dolls, pictured with air crew Neil Howarth, Dave Strachan and Paul West.
The North West Air Ambulance service celebrating its first year of operations. Preston nursery nurse Jean Poulton, helped with fundraising by knitting dolls, pictured with air crew Neil Howarth, Dave Strachan and Paul West.

Celebrating 21 years of North West Air Ambulance

It’s 21 years this week since the North West Air Ambulance took its maiden flight from Blackpool Airport.

Thursday, 21st May 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 2:01 pm

Since then the charity, which relies entirely on donations, has completed more than 22,000 missions, making a difference to thousands of lives across the region.

These pictures are just a snapshot of some of the highlights during the past 21 years.

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