Rubb goes ‘above and beyond the call of duty’

Rubb Buildings Ltd has been commended by the UK Ministry of Defence for the part the company played in providing ‘vital’ military warehouses to Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan.

The Rubb EFASS buildings were supplied to the Operational Accommodation Technical (OAT) Output Section of the Expeditionary Campaign Infrastructure (ECI) Project Team who successfully delivered the equipment infrastructure for the Interim Force Primary Depot in Helmand Province. The OATOS received a Certificate of Commendation from Maj Gen CL Wilks CBE (Director Land Equipment) for their achievements.

Head of General Support Group Mr A R Ashton congratulated Rubb UK on the successful delivery of the Interim Primary Force Depot on Op Herrick in Afghanistan. He said: “This capability is vital to sustain current and future operations in the Helmand Province and the benefits of reduced stock holdings as well as faster receipt and onward transmission will significantly increase the deployable logistics capability available to support the full spectrum of operations.”

“I have been informed that the team went above and beyond the call of duty to get this equipment delivered ahead of schedule. Even to the extent of repacking the equipment in a different configuration so that it could be flown to Afghanistan rather than by ship. Please pass on my congratulations to all of your team who were involved in the project.”

Mr John Neilan from the Output Accommodation Technical Output Section at Defence Equipment and Support presented a copy of the commendation to Rubb General manager Ian Hindmoor earlier this year.

Two 11.1m span x 16m EFASS workshops complete the set. Ian added: “These are the first 11.1m EFASS projects we have completed and we are very excited to see these hangars used for land, sea and air vehicle storage and maintenance. The ‘Little Bird’ hangars each feature one 10m x 4m Heli-Door, one closed gable end and a 1000kg gantry crane.”