The island of Barbados is acting as the hub for #OpRUMAN
#OpRUMAN, Operation Ruman, is the UK’s military response to providing vital humanitarian aid and supplies to the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma. The specialist humanitarian and disaster relief team on RFA Mounts Bay and her Wildcat helicopter are providing assistance to badly affected areas. Royal Marines from 40 Commando are helping to distribute aid and support local police.
Named Operation Ruman, nearly 300 UK military personnel equipped with aid supplies left the UK to provide immediate relief to people who have seen their homes destroyed and have made the Island of Barbados the Hub of their operations.