Operation Gritrock was the code name given to the British participation in the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. In November 2015, Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free. Military Forces from the Irish Defence Force and the Canadian Armed Forces also took part

 

ARGUS alongside at Freetown

RFA Argus alongside at Freetown, Sierra Leone

Operation Gritrock was the code name given to the British participation in the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. In November 2015, Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free. Military Forces from the Irish Defence Force and the Canadian Armed Forces also took part

The operation ran from 30 October 2014 to the 13 November 2015
(1 year, 2 months, 4 weeks and 2 days)

The Military taking part were 

British Army

  • HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade, Commander - Brig S C McMahon CBE (Late Royal Logistic Corps)
  • 5 Armoured Medical Regiment
  • 22 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
  • 34 Field Hospital, RAMC
  • 170 Infrastructure Support Group

Royal Air Force

  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

Royal Navy

  • RFA Argus (A135)
  • 3 x Agusta Westland Merlin HM.2.

Irish Defence Forces

  • No. 1 Det Central Medical Unit (Collin's Barracks Cork)
  • No. 2 Det Central Medical Unit (Defence Forces Training Centre)

Canadian Armed Forces (Operation Sirona)

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