East Anglian Air Ambulance seems to be celebrating several things at the same time recently. For one, its star pilot, Price Williams, has just had a baby. The baby girl was welcomed by Princess Kate Middleton and the Price. Williams is currently on paternity leave and is expected to join East Anglian Air Ambulance soon. The Prince of England is currently in Switzerland. Baby girl Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, was born on May 2.
The other reason for celebration at East Anglian Air Ambulance was that it recently completed 15 years of service.
15 Years of East Anglian Air Ambulance
The greatest thing about the 15th anniversary is perhaps the fact that the founders of East Anglian Air Ambulance – Andrew Egerton, Patrick Peal and Gerry Hermer – are still together. Back in the year 2000, East Anglian Air Ambulance could manage just one flight per week with the charity it received, but within a year, the air ambulance company was flying all 7 days of the week.
The Fleet of East Anglian Air Ambulance is Bigger Now
There are about 7 choppers currently with the air ambulance charity. Over the past 15 years, the company has carried out over 16 thousand missions successfully. It covers Befordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Cambridgeshire today. It is also perhaps the most well-known air ambulance carrier in the UK.
Gerry Hermer remembers how it was a great risk acquiring an expensive helicopter when they initially started. They were worried whether they would break even and make good of their investment. He proudly says that East Anglian Air Ambulance has some of the most sophisticated vehicles to serve the people today.
Patrick Peal who is the chief executive of East Anglian Air Ambulance attributed the success of the company to the people who have donated money generously over the past few years.