Planning transport for such a big event as world championships with over 500 participants involves a great deal of work.
”The planning process began more than a year ago, and the last two weeks have been very hectic. A lot has to be done to get everything to fit in with flight times and so on,” says Captain Thomas Hansson, director of transport during the Military World Championships.
The transport organisation is mostly staffed by personnel from the Home Guard.
”We have 20 women members of the Home Guard Transport Corps as drivers. In all, we have eight buses, eight cars and eight minibuses at our disposal,” says Charlotta Dahlberg.
”We see big advantages in having volunteers provide transport. It is much cheaper for us and above all useful experience for them,” says Thomas Hansson.
On the hour and on the half-hour, buses run to Rödberget shooting centre from the barracks area.
”The transport has functioned perfectly, It’s been right on schedule every time,” says Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Muggeo, leader of the US contingent.
Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Muggeo, USA, boards one of the buses.