The new London Air Ambulance helicopter has been named by a schoolgirl from Fulham after her late grandfather.

Five-year-old Megan submitted the name Walter after her late grandfather in a capital-wide competition run by the charity.

In a moving submission she said he was her “angel” who “lives in the moon and stars” and would be able to look after the helicopter and those in it.

She had taken part in the Your London, Your Helicopter fundraising campaign competition open to any child living within the M25 and below the age of 16.

Megan's moving submission:

"My grandad is named Wally and lives in the moon and stars with the angels so he would help keep the helicopter safe in the sky when it’s helping people. He is my hero and my angel in the sky and I will share him to help the other people."

Megan was invited to an exclusive visit to the Air Ambulance charity’s hellipad at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on February 18 to see the new helicopter with her grandad’s name on it.

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She said: “I entered the competition because I love helicopters and wanted to make my Grandad proud. I felt really happy and excited when I found out I had won and couldn’t wait to come see the new helicopter!”

“The helicopter was amazing and so big and shiny, and now with my Grandad’s name on it he will help keep it safe from up in heaven.”

London’s Air Ambulance is a charity that operates in partnership with both Barts Health NHS Trust and the London Ambulance Service.

Megan in front of Walter, London's new Air Ambulance helicopter

The new helicopter, the G-LNDN registered MD902 Explore, deliver an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London.

The youngster who picked the winning name for the existing air ambulance will be announced at a later date.

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