Personnel from the British Army and Royal Air Force joined the Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 in Vietnam.
Personnel from the British Army and Royal Air Force have been working alongside colleagues from Vietnam, Australia, Japan and the USA during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 (PP17).
Held in Da Nang and Nha Trang throughout May 2017, Exercise PP17 is the largest multinational Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise held in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and aims to enhance regional coordination and expertise in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for man-made and natural disasters.
The UK personnel deployed on PP17 were Environmental Health specialists, and were at the heart of the Exercise events focusing on the response to potential environmental disasters such as oil spills.
Working closely with the Da Nang People’s Committee and the Nha Trang People’s Committee, PP17 enabled the UK and international military participants to hone their HADR-related skills alongside their Vietnam counterparts, while helping to increase the ability of the Vietnam People’s Army, Vietnam People’s Navy and the Vietnam Coast Guard to respond to any future disaster that may affect the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.