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Running for Rubicon: Inmarsat and Spectra team take on the Three Peaks challenge

On the 31 of August 2018, a 19 strong team from Inmarsat, Spectra Group and Team Rubicon UK joined up to take on The National Three Peaks Challenge raising an amazing £13,700! Together they walked/ran/climbed a total of 23 miles and ascended 10,0052 ft in three countries in 23 hrs 50 mins, smashing the 24hr challenge with 10 minutes to spare. The team’s first challenge was to climb Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis followed by a night hike of Scafell …

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Getting clean water to Palu earthquake survivors

On Friday 28 September, a magnitude 7.4 rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction and thousands dead in its wake. The true scale of the …

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Hurricane Irma: Team Rubicon announces West End Community Centre rebuilding project on Tortola

Team Rubicon has agreed with the British Virgin Islands Ministry of Health & Social Development to help rebuild the West End Community Centre on Tortola which was severely damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017. As part of our ongoing partnership …

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Sulawesi earthquake survivor stories

It’s been over two weeks since a series of earthquakes triggered a powerful tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and the needs of the stricken communities remain massive. An initial search and rescue phase ended last week and the …

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Palu earthquake: The news has moved on – Team Rubicon remains

Thousands of people are known to have died following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia on 28 September, with at least 5,000 still missing. The survivors now have to pick up the pieces of their lives and rebuild. As …

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A bias for action: who are Team Rubicon UK?

Founded in 2015 after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Team Rubicon UK’s chiefly ex-military volunteers earned their spurs in hostile character-testing environments. Today, we deliver life-saving aid, at home and abroad. Our Greyshirt volunteers bring determination and hard-won experience …

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Team Rubicon sends drones to help Palu earthquake relief effort

Team Rubicon have been asked by the Indonesian authorities to provide drone support to the National Board for Disaster Management as they continue their recovery operation following last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi. We are …

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Urgent request for fighting fund support

Thanks to your support over the past two years, Team Rubicon UK has trained and deployed numerous emergency response teams to disaster-stricken regions across the world. Our predominantly ex-military volunteers possess the exceptional know-how and experience to aid populations suffering …

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Capability Demonstration at Farnborough International Air Show

Over the next few days, Team Rubicon UK will be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Air Show, the most important aviation trade show of the year. During the week, we will be demonstrating our disaster response capability and operating model, …

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Team Rubicon UK successfully completes Drone Training

This month a number of Team Rubicon UK were fortunate to take part in important Drone Training course, provided by Heliguy, supporters of TRUK and its’ work. Drones play an increasingly significant part in both domestic and international disaster response, …

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Team Rubicon Volunteers Support Armed Forces Day 2018

At the end of June, a number of Team Rubicon volunteers deployed to Devon and Kent to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2018. We were able to showcase some of the disaster response and disaster preparedness activities undertaken by our volunteers, …

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Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

Ex-military volunteers from disaster response charity, Team Rubicon UK, have arrived from around the UK to help the people of Birmingham whose homes have been badly flooded over the weekend. Using their military skills and experiences they have been prioritising …

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2018 Training Plan

It’s been a while since I last blogged. Been busy. I’m afraid I haven’t got any better at this sort of thing so good luck getting to the finish line. This instalment is a heads up on the 2018 training …

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