As more efforts to evacuate foreigners from war torn Khartoum, the Sudan capital continued, military personnel of the United Kingdom deployed for evacuation mission in the North Africa country have fixed the damaged take-off and landing runway of the Wadi Sayedna military airbase.
According to information from the UK 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, the regiment with the support of the UK Joint Task Force conducted urgent airfield damage repair at the Wadi Sayedna airport being used by alot of nations for the evacuation of their citizens.
The UK military statement reads in quote:
“23 Parachute Engineer Regiment deployed from the UK to Sudan in support of the UK Joint Task Force to conduct urgent airfield damage repair at Wadi Sayyidna.
“The airfield was being used by multiple nations to evacuate Entitled Personnel and was in a poor state of repair, further exacerbated by the high tempo of heavy, multinational military transport aircraft.
“The work, led by OC 51 Parachute Squadron, is the first time Combat Engineer Airfield Damage Repair has been conducted on Operations since the Falklands War.
“It enabled the continued evacuation of UK and other nations’ Entitled Personnel via military aircraft, following continued conflict within the country.
“They repaired the runway between aircraft take-off and landings, often working at night so as not to disrupt the evacuation efforts.
“They were deployed as part of the 16 air assault brigade Air Manoeuvre Task and deployment to Wadi Sayyidna with 40 CDO Royal Marines supported by personnel from @24cdore and with reach-back support from 11 Group RAF and 529 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (Air Support)”.