RAF 70 Squadron Airbus A400M Atlas in Barbados, Operation RUMAN, Hurricane Irma (Crown Copyright, 2017) [880]

#OpRUMAN Update: 1,000 UK Troops Now Deployed

The UK’s Armed Forces’ Response to Hurricane Irma in Numbers

Facts and figures on the UK government’s relief work (Operation RUMAN) in the Caribbean and the British Overseas Territories in response to Hurricane Irma, updated September 13.


Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hurricane-irma-uk-government-response-in-numbers-13-september-2017 (Crown Copyright, 2017)

Image: UK military passengers board an RAF A400M Atlas transport aircraft in Barbados on 9 September 2017, preparing to deliver UK aid to Caribbean islands stricken by Hurricane Irma (Crown Copyright, 2017). Royal Air Force logisticians from RAF Brize Norton have assisted with the delivery of military personnel and aid cargo to the Caribbean to support disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane IRMA. RAF aircraft – including C-17, A400M and Voyager aircraft – are supporting a joint task force of RAF, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Navy personnel who are supporting the Department for International Development as it delivers aid to stricken Caribbean islands.

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