Army Aircraft Engineers: putting supplies in the skies
Lance Corporal Eleanor Kent says she is grateful for her ability to give back to her country by supporting the transport of personnel and goods around the UK to NHS hospitals. Hear from three Aircraft Engineers who are supporting the government’s response against the coronavirus.
LCpl Kent, Murphy and Bray have been based at RAF Leeming, making sure Wildcat aircraft are ready at a moment’s notice to carry passengers and equipment to Nightingale hospitals around the country.
This includes transporting doctors to rural areas or hospitals, and they are some of the technicians making sure those aircraft can fly safely and swiftly to deliver life-saving cargo.
Lcpl Kent says her team has been incredibly reactive:
“We’ve managed to move across the country and adapt quickly to the circumstances, whilst looking out for ourselves and maintaining our health.”
To NHS key workers, LCpl Eleanor says:
“Thank you for everything you are doing to keep the country moving and for the sacrifices you are making. We are in this together and we are here to support you.”
LCpl Bray Cole-Jones says he is impressed by:
“How fast everyone has adapted. We are working in a new area with the same work ethic and unity as always.”
LCpl Murphy says his unit was chosen because:
“We’re the most mobile rotary aircraft in the UK, ready to support with multi-role aircraft. The unit are ideally suited to the task.”
For more information on the Aviation Task Force, and how Armed Forces aircraft and engineers are supporting the Coronavirus response, click here.
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