The RAF have carried out aid drops of high-factor sun cream to ensure ginger tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh are protected from the sun until they can be brought home.
Urgent action was taken after Nicola Sturgeon highlighted that there were at least 700 Scots, many of who will be pale and ginger, among the Brits stranded in the region.
“We know that sun cream is available in Sharm el-Sheikh, but what we are delivering is weapons-grade stuff, capable of keeping even the pastiest of Glaswegians unscathed through the mid-day Egyptian sun.”, said Philip Hammond, as he announced the aid.
“Along with the Scots there will be other gingers among the holidaymakers too, and we have a duty to keep them safe until we can get them home to the dark, dingy British climate that they are used to. That is why we are using the RAF to air-drop thousands of bottles of factor 200 sun cream.”
“This stuff is essentially paint.”
The move has been welcomed by other Brits in the area, who have raised concerns about the possible collateral damage that could occur should an unprotected ginger burst into flames in the heat.