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American Firm To Take Over Search And Rescue Service

Whiskey Bravo Coastguard helicopter Portland

8:07am 26th March 2013

Portland's search and rescue helicopter base will closed and be replaced by an American Firm operating from Lee-on-Solent.

The Government has awarded the contract to run the UK's search-and-rescue helicopter's to Bristow.

It'll end 70 years of missions by the RAF and Royal Navy.

The Portland base will close in 2015.

That's when Texas-based Bristow will start work after striking a ten year deal worth more than one and a half billion pounds.

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