The importance of having RFA Argus deployed to Caribbean to provide medical assistance.
10 ICU beds
20 high dependency beds
70 general beds
Operating Theatre
CT Scanner.
She has also left with water & rations in addition to materials to help repair any damaged roads
This is in addition to her complement of 3 Merlins & 1 Wildcat. Giving her the capability to quickly get patients aboard & also possibly assist with patient transfers to local hospitals.
The region is vitally important & significant to the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
6 overseas territories:
Bermuda ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Anguilla ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
British Virgin Islands ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Cayman islands ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ
Montserrat ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Turks & Caicos islands ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ
Total population 220k estimated overseas citizens
12 Commonwealth members
Antigua & Barbuda ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
The Bahamas ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ
Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Belize ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Dominica ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Grenada ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Guyana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ
Jamaica ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Saint Kitts & Nevis ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Saint Lucia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ
Trinidad & Tobago ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น
Plenty opportunities for RFA Argus to prove her value as an asset to Britain & her partners.
She wonโ€™t be alone in the region. Argus is very likely to be working with the French Navy with their deployment of Dixmude. Should any French, Dutch, British or any island for that matter become overwhelmed. The additional logistical capacity brought by France will certainly help
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