The Airbus A400M military cargo plane of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) is seen following its arrival at the Istanbul airport to load healthcare equipment [Isa Terli/Anadolu]

A plane with thousands of surgical gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE) has landed in the UK from Turkey, after several days of delay.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) military craft arrived the RAF Brize Norton airbase in Oxfordshire, about 75 miles from London, early on Wednesday. Cargo was seen being offloaded and transferred into a truck.


The shipment, which contained at least 400,000 surgical gowns and other equipment, was supposed to have arrived on Sunday but was unexpectedly delayed, according to local media.

The Turkish ambassador to the UK Umut Yalcin told

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