RAF celebrates 100 years with wraps from Ryder

Truck in RAF commemorative livery

Number 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering and Ryder have joined forces to celebrate the RAF’s 100th anniversary by wrapping two trucks in a commemorative livery.

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 vital spares between RAF Stations. Today, the Squadron provides specialist military drivers and equipment to support exercises and operations.  

The two Iveco Stralis tractor units are bright red with the RAF100 logo proudly displayed across the vehicle. The wrapping took two days in total and was sponsored by Ryder.

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, providing 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 today.

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

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."

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