Soldiers deliver essential supplies to St Thomas' Hospital

A fleet of Army vehicles arrived at St Thomas' Hospital in central London this morning to deliver essential supplies to the NHS.

Soldiers from 101 Logistic Brigade unloaded boxes full of Personal Protective Equipment to help boost vital stocks for medical teams.

The British Army soldier is a citizen soldier and is proud to be part of the nation's response to this unprecedented challenge. There are some tough times ahead and the nation needs to rise together to respond to those times. What you've seen today is a British Army convoy delivering Personal Protective Equipment right to the frontline of the nation's response to the Coronavirus challenge - standing side by side with the NHS.

Brigadier Phil Prosser
Credit: Ministry of Defence

Earlier this month the Defence Secretary announced new measures to allow the Armed Forces to support public services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.