TRUK becomes official
First UK led deliberate operation
First UK led domestic operation
First UK led response operation
Largest scale TR international response operation
THIRTY-SIX HOURS AFTER A 7.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HIT NEPAL IN APRIL 2015, A TEAM FROM TEAM RUBICON USA WAS EN ROUTE TO KATHMANDU.
Not long after their arrival, a team of British Armed Forces veterans, including Gurkhas, began preparations to join them for Operation: Tenzing. This became Team Rubicon United Kingdom (TR UK) working alongside TR USA to support those impacted by the quake.
GENERAL SIR NICK PARKER, FORMER COMMANDER OF BRITISH LAND FORCES AND BOARD MEMBER OF TEAM RUBICON GLOBAL, PUT OUT A CALL TO ACTION ASKING UK VETERANS TO VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME AND SKILLS TO PROVIDE AID IN NEPAL.
He quickly pulled together an impressive roster of men and women focused on providing medical aid, search and rescue support, and translation assistance in several remote regions of Nepal.
In the following months Team Rubicon UK was officially established as a charity in the UK and by the end of the year had responded to further calls for assistance from both the UK and abroad.