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Trucks get special livery to celebrate RAF’s 100th anniversary year

29 August 2018 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Truck

Two Iveco Stralis trucks have been given a special commemorative livery to celebrate the RAF’s 100th anniversary year.

Number 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering and Ryder joined forces to celebrate the special anniversary. The two trucks were painted bright red with the RAF100 logo proudly displayed across the vehicle. The wrapping took two days in total and was sponsored by commercial vehicle rental company Ryder.

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

David Hunt, Vice President and Managing Director of Ryder Europe, said, “Ryder is proud to have worked with the MOD for more than 20 years, and provided white fleet vehicles for the RAF’s transportation needs.

“In this special RAF 100th anniversary year, we are delighted to be supporting the celebrations with two specially liveried Iveco Stralis RAF100 trucks.”

The trucks are being used at special events across the country to celebrate RAF100 and the work of the Royal Air Force.

Group Captain Tony Keeling, the Station Commander at Royal Air Force Wittering, 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 for enabling 2MT to make such a colourful and inspiring contribution to RAF100.”

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