As part of the continued cooperation between the UK and Vietnam on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations issues, medical personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force worked alongside members of the Vietnam People’s Army during a Tactical Training Exercise/Field Training Exercise in Hanoi...

Reflecting the international nature of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, the British military medical experts were joined at the Tactical Training Exercise/Field Training Exercise (TTX/FTX) by experts from the USA Army, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force.

Together, the UK, Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), Australian and USA personnel worked to help prepare Vietnamese military personnel from Military Hospital 103 and the Military Medical University who will deploy to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in October 2019, where they will take over the Bentiu Level 2 Hospital from their Military Hospital 175 colleagues.

The Exercise began with a table-top TTX, which will allowed the VPA personnel to discuss scenarios they are likely to face during their time in South Sudan and devise potential solutions. The FTX element of the Exercise was held in a full-scale mock-up of the Level 2 Hospital used in Bentiu.

The UK Defence Attaché, Group Captain David Houghton, said: “The professionalism and dedication of the VPA personnel currently deployed to Bentiu has been clear to all the nations who form part of UNMISS. The current TTX/FTX will ensure that the personnel from Military Hospital 103 and the Military Medical University will be fully-prepared to continue the excellent work that is currently being carried out.”

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