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Supporting Ukrainian Veterans' journey to the Warrior Games

Category: AirTanker Released: 13 July 2022

On 11 July 2022, a team of Ukrainian Veterans arrived in the UK at RAF Brize Norton, as part of their journey to compete in the US Warrior Games. Their flight to the UK from Poland was gifted and operated by AirTanker.

Team Lewis, with the support of The Blind Veterans UK and many other charities, have fundraised and dedicated their efforts to enable the Ukrainian Veterans to take part in the US Warrior Games – a similar competition to the UK’s Invictus Games.

The Ukrainian Veterans will spend a month in the UK to train as a team before they continue their journey to Orlando via a scheduled flight with the Royal Air Force, to compete in the games.

Phill Blundell, Chief Executive Officer, AirTanker, said:

On behalf of AirTanker, it is an absolute honour to have been able to contribute to this cause and safely transport Ukrainian Veterans to the UK in support of their inclusion in the US Warrior Games. This flight was able to be achieved through a great team effort and we thank all those involved. We wish all competitors the very best of luck in the games ahead.

Wing Commander James Sjoberg, Officer Commanding 47 Squadron said:

On behalf of the Station Commander, Gp Capt Emily Flynn, I am delighted to welcome the Ukrainian Team to RAF Brize Norton ahead of their training for the Warrior Games. Everyone from the RAF Air Mobility Force wishes the team the very best of luck.

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