A cross party group from Member of Parliament have visited the Royal Air Force personnel deployed to southern Romania on the NATO Enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission, Operation Biloxi.
The MP’s are visiting Romania as part of the Armed Forces Parliament Scheme which gives parliamentarians the opportunity to visit British Military personnel on fact finding trips and to experience the environment in which military personnel work.
The MP’s had the opportunity to don a Hi-Viz vest and join an Aircraft Engineer to marshal a Typhoon being towed on the Airfield, and assisting the Mechanical Transport (MT) Section with general maintenance and quality control.
Senior Aircraftman Jack Curtis, an MT Driver for 135 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW), spent the afternoon showing the MP’s the MT Quality Control Checks, which are conducted every 3 hours to ensure the Typhoon aviation fuel is safe to use. He said:
“The MP’s were really keen to learn about what the EAW does as a whole. They also asked lots of questions about my day to day routine as part of the MT section, as well as my experiences working alongside military personnel from the USA and Romania.”
Senior Aircraftman Jack Curtis
MT Driver for 135 Expeditionary Air Wing