Squadron Supports Hertfordshire Air Ambulance

Air Cadets from 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron recently supported the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance with bag packing at Marks & Spencer, Brookfield Farm, Cheshunt, to help raise much needed funds for the operation of the aircraft.

The Hertfordshire Air Ambulance, unlike NHS emergency services, is a charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Hertfordshire. The speed with which the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Doctors and Paramedics can reach a patient, identify and administer processes to slow, halt or even reverse the effects of life threatening injury, is crucial in helping to save the patient and return them to full health. Patients can be airlifted to the most appropriate hospital quickly, maximising the aircrafts unique advantage of speed and versatility when minutes can make all the difference between life and death.

Operating costs for the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance are in the region of £130,000 every month and  the support of the cadets from 1239 Squadron has helped raised vital funds. Further details about the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance can be found at their website: