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RAF Hercules enables Royal Marines deployment to Turks & Caicos Islands following devastating hurricanes

‹ Return to Royal Air Force Hercules enables Royal Marines deployment to Turks & Caicos Islands following devastating hurricanes

On 11 September 2017 a Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules transport aircraft became the first military aircraft to reach the Turks & Caicos Islands to support humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations in the British Overseas Territory following Hurricanes Irma and Jose. The C-130J delivered medical staff and more than 20 Royal Marines from C Company, 40 Commando, who will work in support of Her Majesty’s Governor of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Royal Air Force logisticians from RAF Brize Norton have assisted with the delivery of military personnel and aid cargo to the Caribbean to support disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Irma. RAF aircraft including, C-17 A400M and Voyager are supporting a Joint Task Force of RAF, Royal Marines, Army and RN personnel who are supporting the Department for International Development as it delivers aid to stricken Caribbean Islands

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