British Army Drivers on Standby to Deliver Fuel

A limited number of army tanker drivers will get ready to help deliver fuel to petrol stations if needed, the UK government announced on Monday amid mounting pressure. Earlier on Monday, ministers said they had “no plan” at the time to draft army drivers after media outlets reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been prepared to trigger “Operation Escalin”—reportedly an existing plan to draft military drivers to deliver fuel to petrol stations in case it was needed after Brexit. The government said the military personnel will receive specialised training before they can be deployed. In an interview prior to the government announcement, Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, told BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme on Monday that there’s a “whole process” involved in delivering fuel, with one of the difficulties being loading the tanks. The government announcement came as one of the causes of the long queues at the …

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