SAILORS are working hard to stop the spread of Ebola in one of the worst-affected countries – Sierra Leone.
Sailors and army medics, including many from Portsmouth, arrived in the country on board RFA Argus weeks ago.
Since then they have been unloading vital stories to take ashore and providing logistical support to the medical teams.
Captain David Eagles, the commanding officer of RFA Argus, said: ‘The UK has made clear its commitment to fighting and containing Ebola and the deployment of RFA Argus is just one element in this campaign.
‘Our primary role is to deliver transportation and logistical support for the medical teams and experts working in Sierra Leone – a role we began upon arrival.
‘Embarked in Argus are men and women drawn from across the armed forces, many of whom are experts in their field.
‘All have undergone stringent counter-Ebola training and after just one week we are already seeing the benefits of deploying such a capable vessel and crew.’