Date Published : September 10th, 2015 Published By : admin
First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas has presented medals to Royal Navy personnel who deployed to Sierra Leone to assist with the Ebola crisis, commemorating their efforts at a ceremony in Portsmouth Naval Base.
RFA Argus deployed in October last year as the UK government’s response to the Ebola outbreak with 350 Tri-Service personnel on board – including 80 Royal Navy medical personnel.
The ship spent six months off the coast of Sierra Leone with many medics and logistical personnel joining their Army colleagues on the ground to offer frontline support. During her time away the ship ensured 16,000 people received a month’s worth of food, more than 400 patients were treated and the three Merlin helicopters flew 294 missions from her deck.