RAF Wittering and Ryder Europe present RAF100 trucks

One of the trucks in London

Number 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering and Ryder Europe have joined forces for RAF100 by wrapping two vehicles in very special livery.

2 MT, as the Squadron is known, is the Royal Air Force’s road-going heavy lift capability. 2 MT was originally founded during the Battle of Britain to transport vital spares between RAF Stations. Today the Squadron provides specialist military drivers and equipment to support exercises and operations and still movies equipment and supplies between stations.

One of the trucks in full red livery
One of the trucks in full red livery

 

Bright red with the RAF100 logo proudly displayed across the cab-top deflector (also known as the wind-scoop), cab rear side-wings and doors, the new design is bold and visually arresting. The wrapping took two days and was sponsored by Ryder.

David Hunt, Vice President and Managing Director, Ryder Europe, said:

“Ryder is proud to have worked with the MOD for over 20 years, and provided white fleet vehicles for the RAF’s transportation needs.  In this special RAF100 anniversary year, we are delighted to be supporting the celebrations with two specially liveried Iveco Stralis RAF 100 trucks.”

The newly wrapped trucks will be used at special events to celebrate RAF100 and the work of the Royal Air Force today. Mr Hunt concluded: “Our best wishes go to the RAF in all of its 100 year celebrations and we’re also looking forward to the next 100 years.”

Both trucks can be seen in London for the RAF100 parade and flypast today (10 July). It’s one of several ways in which RAF Wittering is assisting in the capstone event of the RAF100 celebrations.

Group Captain Tony Keeling is the Station Commander at RAF Wittering. He said:

“These trucks are a celebration of logistics in the Royal Air Force and I think they’re fantastically eye-catching. The design is perfect and we’re very grateful to our partners at Ryder Europe for enabling 2 MT to make such a colourful and inspiring contribution to RAF 100.”

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