1/72 Medicopter 117

East of England Air Ambulance

by Angelo M Picardo

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When not building models, I am a Paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service.

Just recently, we have had our own dedicated Air Ambulance, call sign Anglia 2, come into service.

Like all Air Ambulances in the UK, they are wholly funded by charitable donations and the fund raising team works very hard to keep the money coming in.

The Pilots and Paramedics are paid, but the Doctors work on a voluntary basis. Since Anglia 2 Came into service I have worked with her crew on a number of occasions and they have really made a difference to the outcome of the jobs they have attended, with their advanced skills.

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Recently, a model of Anglia 2, along with Anglia 1 which covers the other side of our area, was released by the East of England Air Ambulance.

The kit is the Revell Eurocopter/Medicopter 117 with a specially commissioned decal sheet included that features the markings for the two helicopters.

A specially printed sleeve slips over the Revell box and features photographs of the real machine on the front and a painting and decalling guide on the back.

Anglia 1 made a public relations visit to our Head Quarters and I was able to get to take some real close up pictures.

I will be submitting them to the walkaround section.

Should anyone wish to get a model of this helicopter, they may be obtained from the East of England Air Ambulance at:

www.eaaa.org.uk. All money raised goes towards the upkeep of the Air Ambulances.

Angelo

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Photos and text by Angelo M Picardo