Soldiers are helping deliver fuel in the UK due to a shortage of lorry drivers. The government has faced criticism for not sending in troops earlier. After panic buying saw long queues and filling stations run out of petrol. Around 200 military personnel have been deployed as part of Operation Escalin. And will initially focus on delivering supplies to London and south-east England. The Petrol Retailers Association has welcomed the move. But warns it may have limited impact. .
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