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Role of the Deployed Aeromedical Response Team Squadron (DARTS) on Operation RUMAN
  1. Rebecca Woolley
  1. Royal Air Force Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sqn Ldr Rebecca Woolley, Deployed Aeromedical Response Team Squadron, Tactical Medical Wing, Royal Air Force Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3LX, UK; Rebecca.Woolley946{at}


In September 2017, the British Government called on the military to deliver aid and provide assistance to British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean affected by the devastating category 5 Hurricane, Irma.1 The military and humanitarian operation, named Op RUMAN, saw British military personnel from all services deploy at short notice to assess damage, reinstate vital infrastructure and help islanders get back on their feet as quickly as possible. Members of the Deployed Aeromedical Response Team Squadron (DARTS) were among the first troops deployed to the region. The aim of this paper is to describe the role of DARTS within this Op.

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