Our volunteers get to grips with “unrelenting” devastation after Irma

It’s been non-stop for the team since they arrived in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They’ve been clearing roads, shifting downed electricity poles, assessing community centres and listening carefully to residents who are desperate for help and information in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Here’s what ex fire and rescue officer and Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager Dan Cooke had to say about conditions on the island: “The devastation across the country is unrelenting.  Nowhere has escaped the extraordinarily …

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SITREP – Hurricane Irma

UPDATE 9th September 2017 TEAM RUBICON SPEEDS TO CARIBBEAN AS HURRICANE IRMA WREAKS HAVOC Hurricane Irma has ripped through the Caribbean, destroying homes and livelihoods, flattening hospitals and laying waste to roads, communications, water and electricity supplies. Team Rubicon UK’s …

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Hurricane Otto Update

Update 7 December 2016 Team Rubicon UK is not going to deploy a task force to Costa Rica in response to Hurricane Otto. On 27 November, a recce team of four was dispatched to Costa Rica including TRUK Ops Manager …

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Send in the Greyshirts

1625 Friday 2nd September – Step 1.  Receive warning order from TR Global We got the nudge from TR Global that they may need us to deploy 7 individual augmentees to Operation Geaux Big, a TR USA led operation in Louisiana to assist with the ongoing …

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Italy Earthquake Update

TR UK continues to liaise with the Italian authorities following the 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Team Leader Paul Taylor said “The Italian response has been formidable and the recce team was incredibly impressed with their efforts at such a devastating time. …

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Italy Earthquake

Team Rubicon UK has an assessment team of three military veterans, all qualified medics, en route to Italy following the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that has devastated communities and left hundreds dead and many more missing. One of the team deploying …

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Commemorating the Centenary of the Fovant Badges

On Tuesday afternoon the Team Rubicon UK staff team took some time out of the office to participate in a little bit of military history by helping to carve a new badge in honour of the centenary of the Fovant …

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Team Rubicon Global announces American Express and the Bob Woodruff Foundation as founding Sponsors

Los Angeles, Calif. – Team Rubicon Global (TRG) is excited to announce the receipt of generous grants from American Express and the Bob Woodruff Foundation to advance its mission to provide veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of disasters. …

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A year to the day – Looking back at Operation: Tenzing

We had it all planned out. The not-even-official-yet Team Rubicon UK had already had representatives deploy with our US counterparts on a number of missions. We had already organised a 10 strong team to conduct a school rebuild in the …

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HISTORY announces global support for Team Rubicon, a military veterans volunteer charity deploying emergency assistance in disaster zones


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Team Rubicon UK has an advance party in the air on route to Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

With estimated affected people now in the millions, we anticipate that our response teams will be working to get aid and water into the most remote, cut-off communities and using our disaster mapping capability to assist our partners.