MoD press release
A Royal Air Force A400M Atlas, Aeromedical Evacuation and Force Protection personnel are training with Allies and Partners from over 30 countries on Exercise Mobility Guardian, the largest exercise of its type in the world.
Hosted by the US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, over 50 aircraft and 3000 personnel from over 30 nations have gathered at Joint Base Lewis McChord near Seattle for an exercise designed to test and improve how international partners and allies conduct humanitarian relief operations.
The exercise scenario commenced with a mass drop of paratroopers from the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division to seize a remote airfield. Known as a Joint Forceable Entry, over 500 paratroopers jumped at night with their equipment, some of which had been prepared by 47 Air Despatch Squadron, Royal Logistic Corps. Once secured responsibility passed to a multi-national force to establish the airfield and sustain the receipt and distribution of aid relief.
Photo: © Crown copyright 2017