On the frontline: Abaco – A journal by Lizzy Stileman

The real work began when Paul and I were joined by 10 of the other Greyshirt volunteers. We all flew to Abaco, one of the islands severely affected by Hurricane Dorian and split into 4 teams, ready to head out and tackle the aftermath. For 6 of us our first stop would be Treasure Cay. Only a matter of days ago this would have been a thriving holiday resort, renowned for its picturesque marina and restaurants. Now it lay in …

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Flooding in Wainfleet

In June, the town of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, was hit by severe flooding which left hundreds of resident dealing with the devastating after effects. Our Greyshirt volunteers didn’t hesitate to put themselves forward to help with the clear up.

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Greyshirt Reflections: Deploying to Mozambique

Mike Kalvis is a Senior Contracts Surveyor for Wiltshire Council and one of our Greyshirts. He found out about Team Rubicon in 2017 from his local paper and decided to sign up in the hope of learning more skills and …

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Greyshirt Reflections: Mike’s time in Mozambique

Mike spent four weeks on the ground in Mozambique, helping to deliver aid to hard-to-reach, isolate communities. He shared his thoughts with us about his time out there and what life was like on the ground. News of Cyclone Idai …

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Greyshirt Reflections: Coming Home

Greyshirts Holli and AJ have recently returned from nearly three weeks in Mozambique where they have been providing life-saving aid to some of the most remote and isolated communities. They shared their thoughts about their time in this area devastated by …

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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 …

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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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