Cover image: An oxygen tank is loaded onto the RAF aircraft (Picture: MOD).
Falklands

Coronavirus: RAF Delivers Equipment To Falkland Islands

Cover image: An oxygen tank is loaded onto the RAF aircraft (Picture: MOD).

The RAF has delivered essential equipment to the Falkland Islands to help treat coronavirus patients, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has said. 

The equipment will be used to build an oxygen generation plant, which will help increase the supply of oxygen to the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Stanley.

An RAF A400M Atlas, from RAF Brize Norton, carried out the delivery.

The MOD also said personnel from 5001 Squadron at RAF Wittering will soon be mobilised to help install and maintain the plant.

Six British Army medics recently deployed to the Falklands to provide support during the coronavirus outbreak.

The RAF has been tasked with carrying out a number of deliveries during the crisis, most recently collecting an order of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff from Turkey. 

 The equipment will be used to help staff at the King Edward Memorial Hospital treat coronavirus patients (Picture: MOD).
The equipment will be used to help staff at the King Edward Memorial Hospital treat coronavirus patients (Picture: MOD).

Cover image: An oxygen tank is loaded onto the RAF aircraft (Picture: MOD).