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Force Protection Commander meets the task force cleaning up Salisbury after nerve agent attack

The RAF Force Protection (FP) Commander visited members of the joint specialist task force in Salisbury this week following their work to clean up the areas of the UK affected by the Salisbury Nerve Agent attack. 


The FP Force Commander, Air Commodore Frank Clifford, was given a tour of the Defence Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Centre and met with members of 20 (Defence CBRN) Wing RAF Regiment who have headed the military task force responsible for the decontamination and remediation of Salisbury and Amesbury. 

"It has been great meeting the hardworking personnel from 20 Wing and 27 Squadron RAF Regiment as well as their Army colleagues, who are so admirably supporting the incident management and clean-up operation in Salisbury. A unique and challenging environment for all, truly great to see a multitude of organisations and agencies working together for the common good.

“How can the military deliver this level of support? Simple, first class leadership, excellent training and even better people.’’ 

Air Commodore Frank Clifford
Force Protection Commander

Personnel from 20 Wing and 27 Squadron provide specialist counter CBRN capability for Defence, and have been working in Salisbury & Amesbury since the nerve agent attack earlier this year. They have been in support of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and other agencies in the decontamination and remediation of the city and town.