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RAF Assist Repatriation Flight From Havana

Personnel from the RAF UK Mobile Air Movements Squadron (UKMAMS) unload medical equipment and baggage following a repatriation flight of British holiday-makers from Cuba [Crown Copyright: Cpl Nicholas Egan]
A charter flight from Havana in Cuba carrying British and EU citizens, holidaymakers from a cruise ship, has today landed at MoD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire


RAF News Release, 19 March 2020: Today, a charter flight carrying British and EU citizens from Havana, Cuba has landed at MoD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire. The passengers in transit had been on the Braemar cruise ship belonging to Fred Olson Cruise Lines. The flight contained military medical staff that monitored the passengers in transit, with passengers now transiting to a quarantine centre. With authorities worldwide battling to contain the spread of the virus and many airlines suspending their flight schedule, the British government has stepped in to repatriate UK and EU citizens.

Medical Personnel from the RAF Tactical Medical Wing arrive at MoD Boscombe Down after supporting the repatriation of British holiday-makers who were recently stranded on a cruise in Cuba [Crown Copyright: Cpl Nicholas Egan]
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