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Coronavirus: Specialised aircraft arrive at RAF Leeming

Coronavirus: Specialised aircraft arrive at RAF Leeming

Published by May Norman at 11:52am 2nd April 2020.

All systems go at RAF Leeming

  • RAF Leeming's welcomed specialised helicopters to the airbase as part of joint national operations to fight coronavirus.
  • The Wildcat aircrafts will be supporting the NHS in transporting patients, equipment and personnel around the north of the country.
  • A Chinook helicopter - which will also be operating from the North Yorkshire site - is due to arrive shortly.

Specialised helicopters have arrived at RAF Leeming to support the NHS in the fight against coronavirus.

The crews of the Wildcat aircraft have arrived at the NorthYorkshire site - with a Chinook helicopter due to arrive shortly.

They will form a hub which will cover Scotland and Northern England,

RAF Leeming
Two Wildcat helicopters arriving at RAF Leeming

The helicopters will be used to transport patients, equipment and personnel around the country.

RAF Leeming
A Wildcat helicopter will be stationed at RAF Leeming

It's part of national efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the other helicopter hub will cover the Midlands and Southern England.

Three Royal Air Force Puma helicopters will be stationed at Kinloss Barracks in Moray.

They will work closely with RAF Leeming responding to requests for assistance from NHS boards and trusts across Scotland and Northern England.

A second helicopter facility - comprising RAF and Royal Navy Air Service aircraft - for the Midlands and the south will operate out of The Aviation Task Force Headquarters at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire.