The Army have issued facemasks to every service personnel, reservists and civil servants working amongst Army units. These masks will protect against a potential second spike in Covid19 or a surge during the winter months. Every individual has received a pack containing three masks, two khaki green and one black. These have been made specifically for the Army. Each mask is washable up to 30 times and is expected to last a minimum of two months. These have been purpose made for the Army. The initial batch of masks have been prioritised to be issued to 16 Air Assault Brigade as they are the United Kingdom’s global response force, ready for anything, anywhere. On 27 July 2020 The 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles collected their allocation of masks from 13 Air Assault Support Regiment RLC in Merville Barrack, Colchester.

Pictured: LCpl Bishal Rai, tests a face masks ready to be issued to members of 1st Royal Ghurka Rifles.

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