Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster visited the Caribbean this week to reassure local governments of the UK’s support, prior to the 2018 hurricane season.
The Foreign Office has announced a series of new measures that will be taken to prepare the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean for the imminent hurricane season.
RFA Mounts Bay has completed a brief maintenance period in the American port of Charleston to prepare her for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season.
An orphanage in Jamaica has received a makeover from personnel aboard RFA Mounts Bay, say the Royal Navy.
One month after they landed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the remaining members of 40 Commando Royal Marines are on their way back to the UK.
RFA Mounts Bay has begun its support to Grand Turk island in the Turks and Caicos islands, in support of the Commando force from 3 Cdo Brigade personnel from 40 Commando Royal Marines and 59 Commando Royal Engineers.
The UK, Netherlands and France have created the Multinational Caribbean Coordination Cell (MNCCC) to aid relief efforts in the region.
The Royal Canadian Air Force are helping to deliver humanitarian aid from the UK Department for International Development (DfID) to the Caribbean.
UK aid experts, military assets and relief supplies are already in the region and 'ready to respond' to Hurricane Maria say the MoD.
Secretary of State, Damian Green, chaired a COBR meeting to discuss the Government’s response to Hurricane Irma and preparations for Hurricane Maria.
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