Devon Air Ambulance names new airbase in memory of Exmouth pilot

THE new Devon Air Ambulance Trust has named its new North Devon airbase after an Exmouth pilot who died after a tragic motorbike accident.

THE new Devon Air Ambulance Trust has named its new North Devon airbase after an Exmouth pilot who died after a tragic motorbike accident.

The Steve Ford' Airbase, at Eaglescott Airfield, Umberleigh, was officially opened on Thursday by BBC Radio Devon presenter Judi Spiers.

Judi was joined by the family of air ambulance pilot Steve, who died after a tragic motorcycle accident while riding his motorcycle in the Teign Valley in 2008.

Steve's widow, Julia, said: "We have been touched by the many tributes paid to Steve following his death.


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"We are immensely proud that he has been recognised in this way.

"It's a wonderful lasting tribute to a great man whose life we were privileged to share."

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The new airbase took just five months to build, and the crew managed to move in just before the snow and cold spell arrived.

* For the full story, and to see photos of the official opening, The Journal on January 28.

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