Spain’s Air Force in Madrid transports Covid-19 medical supplies after losing a flight officer to coronavirus

GUARDIA CIVIL has sent its condolences to the family of Madrid Air Force Sublieutenant Palencia, who has died of coronavirus.

This morning a C-295 took off from Getafe Air Base, where the deceased was based, to Son San Juan airfield carrying vital equipment.

A transport flight of the 35th Wing, as part of the BALMIS operation, transfered necessary health supplies to help in the fight against the Covid-19.

A post reads: ‘A big hug to your family and relatives.’

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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