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Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has told MPs how he used a text message to a foreigner in a bid to secure emergency military helicopters needed to evacuate thousands of Britons trapped in war-torn Sudan.

Speaking before the Parliamentary Defense Sub-Committee on Tuesday, the Defense Secretary revealed that he was able to bypass formal channels and use his ministerial connections to secure Chinooks for the evacuees in Sudan.

Mr Wallace told MP: “I have been able to get things done on Sudan through ministerial contacts more quickly than almost the formal system.

“I needed to ship some Chinooks. I texted someone in another country, bang, I got it in 24 hours, just because sometimes in some of these countries it’s run by one person and you have to do that.”

Highlighting the progress of efforts to save thousands of British nationals in Sudan, Mr Wallace expressed his satisfaction with the progress so far.

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