The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) is marking 10 years of operations by moving to Thatcham Research’s Gamston airfield and vehicle testing site in Nottinghamshire.

TCAA has been on the look-out for a new base in the north of England since the closing of Doncaster Sheffield Airport. The south of the country is served from London Oxford Airport.

“The airport closure at Doncaster escalated the need for a new site to operate from, and the team at TCAA are grateful to the landlords at Gamston for acting so quickly and professionally in accommodating TCAA’s new northern base,” said Alfie Daly, head of operations at the TCAA, which flies specially-equipped helicopters to transport critically-ill babies and children to specialist care centres.

“I’m delighted we’ve been able to offer the Children’s Air Ambulance a fantastic new base with us in Nottinghamshire,” said Richard Billyeald, Thatcham Research chief technical officer and a director of Gamston Aviation.

“We’re always pleased to welcome new tenants to the airfield, which enjoys a geographically strong location as a hub that can serve the north of England, and we look forward to working closely with TCAA to support their lifesaving work,” Billyeald added.