Following the news that Cornwall Air Ambulance’s royal patron the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting the charity’s headquarters on July 21, chief executive Paula Martin said: ’We’re delighted that the Duchess of Cornwall has chosen to visit during Cornwall Air Ambulance’s 30th anniversary. Her presence will make what is already a very special year for the charity even more memorable.

’During the visit, Her Royal Highness will meet the crew, former airlifted patients, trustees, volunteers and staff. She will also be shown a display charting the history of the service by our first ever pilot, Geoff Newman, and one of our first paramedics, Paul Westaway.

’Her Royal Highness has been a fantastic supporter of Cornwall Air Ambulance over the years, having visited to open the charity’s headquarters in 2011 and to cut the turf on the new fund-raising and volunteering centre in 2015 (pictured).’