For our February meeting we welcomed Dr Caroline Birkby from The Cornwall Air Ambulance . Caroline told us that the service was founded in 1987, and is based at Newquay Airport. it was introduced to allow fast response time to isolated locations, beaches and moors. The service can be airborne within two minutes of an emergency call, it can cover the entire county in approx. 12 minutes & the Scilly Isles in 28 minutes. If necessary the Air Ambulance will travel to the neighbouring counties of Somerset & Devon.. Several of our members had family and friends who in the past have needed the service of The Cornwall Air Ambulance, and we would like to thank them for their fantastic service.