Coachlines - May 2020

16.05.20 Anita Jack, Media and Communications Officer for RAF Brize Norton

An update from RAF Brize Norton

Anita Jack, Media and Communications Officer for RAF Brize Norton has sent us the following news:

RAF Brize Norton has helped deliver critical supplies

RAF Brize Norton has played a significant role during the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a Station we have been on standby to assist, not only the government, but our local communities when required. Our flying Squadrons have on several occasions been tasked to aid in the recovery of patients from isolated islands and transfer them to hospitals across the country. We have delivered vital medical equipment to the Falkland Islands as part of the UK Government’s support to the overseas territories during this pandemic.

We have also continued to support the security of our airspace alongside Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth and Coningsby. Station personnel have been helping out within the local community, supporting the vulnerable and elderly with the delivery of much needed essentials and our medical staff are embedded in hospitals near and far. Many of our personnel have been raising money in support of the NHS and key workers. As always, RAF Brize Norton stands ready to assist the government in efforts against COVID-19 with its ability to deliver critical supplies to (or retrieve patients) from remote areas of the UK and abroad.