Corporal Jamie De Maurier was quoted as saying:
“The Boots clinical training was really thorough and prepared me well for the work here in Wembley alongside everyone else. This may not be normal infantry work, but it’s a privilege to be able to step forward and help deal with the coronavirus challenge.”
Private Jermaine Campbell was also quoted, saying:
“As a Londoner, being able to step up and support the efforts here in my home-city is really important to me. The team is a real mix – Boots, Sodexo, and two Army units – but everyone is working together, testing the NHS and key workers who come through, so they can continue their vital work.”
The enhanced military force will bolster the north London COVID-19 testing facility, which is now fully manned and currently being used for NHS staff and other key workers, say the British Army.