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Join a multi-agency disaster response exercise this May

Here’s a great opportunity to join a multi-agency disaster response exercise, regardless of your level of previous engagement with TRUK. WHAT: Volunteers required to deploy on SIMEX – a multi-national, multi-agency disaster response training exercise. WHERE: The Team Rubicon input will be split between two locations: Team Rubicon UK Headquarters, Chilmark, Wiltshire SP3 5DU. Fort Widley, Portsmouth, Hampshire. WHEN: Saturday 6 May – Thursday 11 May 2017 (including mission-specific training and debriefing). DESCRIPTION: The SimEx series of exercises have taken place annually …

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Training – what we’ve done and where we’re heading

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane has recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK and pre-planned international operations. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. For my latest update I want to give you all a run-down …

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Sitrep 28/03/17

Along with international partners, TRUK Ops is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru, East Africa and Northeast Australia. We are preparing for a range of deliberate (pre-planned) operations in Uganda (with Feed the Hungry), Nepal, Philippines, Haiti and South Sudan. Two …

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Building skills in security and risk management

Day 1 – Management of Risk After a five hour drive from Team Rubicon HQ I finally arrived at the Emergency Planning College in Easingwold, Yorkshire. So what was I doing here? To answer that question I should probably give …

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Strictly stars dance up a storm for TR

On 18 April Nantwich Civic Hall hosted Keep Calm and Dance, a fundraising evening of dinner and dance. Stars of the show were AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, professional dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and European, British Open and National …

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Ops update – pre-planned international operations

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. In this edition I want to concentrate on pre-planned International Operations. From this January …

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Sitrep 21/03/17

TRUK is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru and East Africa along with our international partners while preparing for deliberate operations in Nepal and Uganda. Two Greyshirts are now on the ground in Greece working with Dentaid to provide care to …

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From the Forces to Team Rubicon UK – a comparison

Wanting an active outdoor job that involved overseas travel, working with like-minded people and the opportunity to assist communities suffering from the effects of strife or natural disasters were the very reasons I joined the Army. I strongly believed that …

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Regional leadership for TRUK – where we are

G’day fellow Greyshirts. Oz here. I’m going to attempt to expose what we are working on in Operations. When I was first asked to get involved with the website I was dead against it, however after being collared by Si …

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Getting out of your comfort zone and getting on with it

We regularly ask the staff of Team Rubicon UK to blog about work at TR. This time it’s Fran’s turn. Fran is Executive Assistant to the Directors. We need someone to write the next blog they said, so here I …

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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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Team Rubicon and Serve On partner up in Haiti

Team Rubicon UK and Serve On have yet again partnered up to bring desperately needed aid to communities in Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Due to the diverse range of skills both charities recruit and train in their …

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Wiltshire based veterans’ charity Team Rubicon responds to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Team Rubicon UK board member Will McNulty landed in Haiti on Thursday 6 October to undertake an assessment of the urgent needs of the local population following Hurricane Matthew making landfall. For the last few days Will has been in …

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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.