5 Force Protection Wing are deploying to Nigeria

5 Force Protection Wing are deploying a Short-Term Training Team to Nigeria to deliver a bespoke training courses in force protection, close quarter battle, policing (including military working dogs, basic police course, counter intelligence and special investigations) and tactical intelligence to over 400 airmen.

Here are 5 interesting facts:

1) This is the eighth of ten planned Short-Term Training Teams (STTTs) all of which 51 Sqn RAF Regiment have deployed.

RAF Regiment gunner takes a knee during a patrol
RAF Regiment gunner takes a knee during a patrol 

2) This is the third time that RAF Police have deployed as part of the 5 FP WG STTT to Nigeria where they have delivered training in Counter Intelligence, Specialist Investigations and Military Working Dog capabilities.

RAF police delivering training to the Nigerian police
RAF police delivering training to the Nigerian police

3) Did you know that the team have deployed with over 7,000 kg of kit.  All of the has been packed by FP movers and transported to RAF Brize Norton to begin its journey out to Nigeria.

A400m being loaded with equipment for the deployment to Nigeria
A400m being loaded with equipment for the deployment to Nigeria

4) Sometimes you only ever see the troops on ground but the Whole Force behind a deployment of this scale may surprise you.  Not only do the team have a Sqn Paramedic, they also have an RAF Paramedic and the Sqn chefs will be hard at work preparing delicious meals for the team to enjoy.  The team of movers back at FP FHQ preparing paperwork and loading pallets from the UK to the movers receiving the goods in country!

Sqn chefs preparing dinner
Sqn chefs preparing dinner
Sqn medics providing in country briefings
Sqn medics providing in country briefings

5) Did you know that Nigeria has the Largest Diversity of Butterfly.

Butterfly in front of a400m
Butterfly in front of A400m 

 

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