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Armed Forces Week

June 26, 2020 4:15 PM

Thank you to all our forces personnel, based in and around Salisbury plain. Thank you for all you do and the invaluable help you've been throughout the #covid19 pandemic.

Initially, there were 20,000 UK Armed Forces personnel stood at readiness for the Covid Support force (CSF), with up to 4,000 committed on most days.

Due to the public's adherence to the lockdown measures and the increasing ability of other Departments to maintain essential services, the MOD rebalanced the CSF.

In coordination with colleagues, 7,500 personnel were kept at readiness to fulfil current tasks and respond to future demand. This number is kept under review as the fight against COVID-19 continues.

Military reservists remain a key part of the CSF. Used in a range of activities, from providing medical and logistical support to deploying their own professional skills, such as accounting and construction, only those with specialist skills that can meet current requests from other government departments are currently being called out.

The CSF will continue assisting civilian authorities wherever required and no personnel will be withdrawn from tasks while the demand remains. This week, the CSF will deliver testing kits to care homes using 20 specially designated vehicles, having already delivered more than 29,000 to 190 facilities.

Thank you. Armed Forces