The County Air Ambulance Trust is the region's oldest independent air ambulance charity, launched in March 1993. It played an indispensable part in securing the financial future of the first red helicopter flying from Cosford, at a time when the local economy was badly affected by recession, paving the way for rapid expansion.
1997 the County Air Ambulance Trust funded the new infrastructure at Strensham.
1998 saw the new visitor centre and operational base at RAF Cosford followed by a new hanger in 2001 funded by the County Air Ambulance Trust.Today there are six helicopters in the Central England Region but the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service or HEMS is not now solely about helicopters.
2008 saw the launch of our HELP Appeal (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads), a campaign and appeal to hasten the development of a highly equipped network of helipads.
2009 The first new helipad was opened at Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital.
2011 The helipad at Southampton General Hospital opened.
2012 Gloucester Royal Hospital helipad re-opened
2012 New crew accommodation provided at Strensham air base.
PATRON - The Lady Forester
HON PRESIDENT - Lisa, Viscountess Cobham
HON CHAIRMAN - Algernon Heber-Percy, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire
VICE-PRESIDENTS - Countess of Aylesford, Lindsay Bury,
Mrs Simon Kenyon-Slaney, Mrs Vesey Holt, The Lord Stafford,
Mrs Jacky Allen, Sir John Cotterell, Michael Wyndham, John N Kirkland,
The Lord Vestey, The Duke of Beaufort, John Berkeley, Prof Sir Keith Porter
CHAIRMAN OF TRUSTEES - Hugh Meynell MBE
TRUSTEES - John Jones, Mrs Michael Brinton, Martin Thompson,
Paul Harris, Richard Everard OBE, Michael Henriques, Barry Johns,
Dr Shaukat Ali