RED DEVILS SUPPORT WILTSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE
Soldiers from the Wiltshire based Parachute Regiment Freefall Team ‘The Red Devils’ jumped in support of our Airbase Appeal, at Holders Field, Amesbury, Wiltshire yesterday Thursday 6th April 2017.
The Official British Army Display Team lent a hand to the county’s Airbase Appeal by performing their world famous aerial display over the sunny blue skies of Amesbury.
To kick off the 2017 Parachute Display season, ‘The Red Devils’ donated today’s display to the local community using it as an opportunity to raise money and awareness for Wiltshire Air Ambulance Air Base Appeal.
Amongst those who watched were hundreds of children from the local schools who were not only given an up close and personal demonstration but also the chance to chat with the red suited Paratroopers.
On their first public jump in the UK this year Regimental Lieutenant Colonel of The Parachute Regiment, Lt Col Bruce Radbourne said:
“We choose to support the Wiltshire Airbase Appeal as the team are based just up the road in Netheravon, local to Amesbury and we view the Wiltshire Air Ambulance as such an essential thing for the local community, and the Red Devils feel part of the local community.”
The funds raised by the Parachute Freefall Team and the local community will go towards completing the building and equipping of our custom-built airbase at Semington, near Melksham.
Cas Loudon, Donor Relationship Co-ordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance, said: “The display by The Red Devils was a spectacular experience and we’d like to thank them for choosing to raise funds for our Airbase Appeal. We have a close working relationship with the Army as our helicopter frequently has to fly over Salisbury Plain to attend emergency incidents and our highly trained paramedics have attended incidents on Salisbury Plain over the years”.