Air Ambulance Visit (Raven & Bull Patrol)
We visited the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Station at Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Essex in January. We were given a warm welcome by the volunteer staff. We saw a video about the two helicopters that they use a Agusta Westland 169 (North Weald) and the McDonnell Douglas Explorer (Earls Colne), the hospitals which they go to in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire and East London.
We were given a guided tour of the hanger – where the helicopter was stationed in. Saw inside the cockpit, medical stretcher room and the Rapid Response Vehicle. We were told about how much it cost to run the charity daily/monthly and yearly. Scouts really enjoyed their visit and we aim to complete the Challenge Badge that is run by the charity. Thank you.