Last updated on April 24th, 2021 at 08:24 PM
By David Saunders | UPDATED: 11:28, 07 April 2020
With most countries around the world in lockdown, people have been pulling together to support one another however they possibly can, one such group of heroes goes about their business as they would in their everyday working life as they have been trained to be so.
Currently there are around 20,000 British military personnel on standby as part of the COVID Support Force who have been working tirelessly around the clock to ensure essential supplies reach their destinations.
The Armed Forces have been playing a pivotal role in tackling the ongoing Covid-19 situation not just in the UK but worldwide.
A large focus of the military’s work so far has been helping the NHS in delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline staff, driving oxygen tankers and building temporary field hospitals, such as London’s Excel Centre into the new NHS Nightingale Hospital London
Then there’s such events as RAF Atlas carrying a critical care team, at the request of the NHS, airlifting a critically ill patient from the Orkneys to hospital in Glasgow. They’ve also flown in 300 life saving ventilators, 33 million masks & 1 million gloves into DefenceHQ Donnington for delivery to the NHS.
Medics have recently been deployed to the British Overseas Territory Falkland Islands, and around 175 personnel are helping with logistics and planning and the delivery of food and medicine to residents.
One such organisation wanting to thank our great British Military in the faultless task they are undertaking is Rugby for Heroes, Rugby for Heroes works with the rugby community to raise funds and awareness for military personnel who are making the transition to civilian life.
Rugby For Heroes are launching a video campaign to thank the forces, recognising their selfless dedication to their jobs and the people they serve.
Charity patrons, Mike Tindall and Nick Knowles, feature in this short video paying thanks to the NHS and the military. Ambassadors Amy Williams and Julian Lewis Jones also add their words of support.
Running this campaign across all media, Rugby For Heroes want the public to add their own videos of support so that the military can see how much they are appreciated.
Simply upload your own content with the attached tags #thanktheforces and @rugbyforheroes