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Army 'On Standby' If No-Deal Brexit Causes Disruption

The Army could be put 'on standby' to deliver food, medicine and fuel if a no-deal Brexit is reached, according to the Sunday Times.

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The Army could be put 'on standby' to deliver food, medicine and fuel if a no-deal Brexit is reached, according to the Sunday Times.

The newspaper states that Ministers have drawn up plans which would see the Army help with shortages if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

The article states that plans have shown the armed forces could assist civilian authorities in emergency situations.

Helicopters and army vehicles would be used to deliver supplies such as medicine to vulnerable people outside of the South-East in more isolated areas of the country, if needed. 

The article says supermarkets have also warned suppliers to start stockpiling fuel, food and medicine.

A Ministry of Defence source, told the newspaper that there was 'a blueprint for supporting civilian authorities' but said they had received 'no formal request' to supply aid.

Ministers have repeatedly played down the risk of shortages in the event of a sudden hard Brexit in March 2019.

The Ministry of Defence did not offer a comment when approached by Forces News.