Royal Marines go ashore at Sierra Leone to fight ebola

Royal Marines from Plymouth have gone ashore at Sierra Leone as part of efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic. They arrived on the RFA Argus, which sailed out of Falmouth this autumn.

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Medical ship prepares to leave Falmouth to fight Ebola

The RFA Argus is due to leave for Africa to tackle the ebola crisis Credit: PA

The RFA Argus is preparing to leave Falmouth for Sierra Leone where it will help in the battle against the spread of the Ebola virus.

It will transport 750 servicemen and women and three Merlin helicopters to help support training and treatment centres.

It will also be equipped with 100 beds including a critical care unit.

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