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RAF assist repatriation flight of British citizens from Cuba

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A RAF Regional Liaison Officer for the South West, liaises with Health and Transport organisations following the arrival of holiday makers on a repatriation flight from Cuba.

Thursday 19th March 2020 a charter flight carrying British and EU citizens from Havana, Cuba has landed at MOD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire. The passengers in transit had been on the Braemar cruise ship belonging to Fred Olson Cruise Lines.

The flight contained military medical staff that monitored the passengers in transit, with passengers now transiting to a quarantine centre.

With authorities worldwide battling to contain the spread of the virus and many airlines suspending their flight schedule, the British government has stepped in to repatriate UK and EU citizens.