Oxygen Tank being loaded onto RAF aircraft to reach falklands amid coronavirus support 220420 CREDIT MOD.jpg
Falklands

Coronavirus: RAF Delivers Equipment To Falkland Islands

The equipment was delivered by an A400M Atlas, based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Oxygen Tank being loaded onto RAF aircraft to reach falklands amid coronavirus support 220420 CREDIT MOD.jpg

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. 

Oxygen Tank being loaded onto A400M Atlas ZM407 coronavirus falklands delivery 220420 CREDIT MOD.jpg
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).