Help Us Name our 169

August 18, 2017 by Tracy


We are delighted to announce a competition to help find a name for our new AgustaWestland 169 helicopter.

The aircraft became operational on 12 June 2017 and has already flown a number of life-saving missions.  Within hours of being on-line, our Critical Care Team were tasked to their very first incident which involved an adult male who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

The Charity is now giving members of the public an exciting opportunity to help find the aircraft a name.  The selected name will be displayed upon the aircraft for all to see, for years to come.

Suggested entries should sum up what the helicopter is all about and the important part it plays in the delivery of the service. Entries should be no more than 25 characters long (including spaces) and they should be submitted by email or post only.  The closing date is Friday 20th October 2017.  Entries via telephone or social media will not be accepted.

A panel of judges, which will include both the Charity’s Patrons, Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell and Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw, together with other representatives from the Charity will decide on the winning name when they meet on Tuesday 24th October 2017.  The winner will be notified on Friday 27th October and invited to an official event later in the year where the name will be unveiled.

How to enter:

Entries should be titled: ‘AW169 Naming Competition’ and include full contact details of the sender.  They should be submitted by email to: or via post to: DSAA, Landacre House, Castle Road, Chelston Business Park, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9JQ.

Click on our competition poster to find out more.  We look forward to receiving you ideas!