Who is ukraine_tbic?
Ukraine_tbic also known as Brandon is a Canadian/British veteran with 5 years service in the Canadian and British forces. When the invasion of Ukraine happened he was called to serve again. This time he chose the Ukrainian Hospitallers Battalion as a Volunteer Combat Medic. After arriving in country he received the required job specific training and was stationed at field hospitals in the Zaporizhzhia and Donbas Regions.
He started his instagram on April 27, 2022. Day 49 of his service in Ukraine. His original goal was to simply raise awareness about what medical personnel were facing on the front lines in Ukraine. He started to post about their duties as well as the animals that flocked to them for food and love. Brandon’s goal changed from just raising awareness to trying to raise funds for authentic medical equipment, medications, ballistic equipment, and where we find ourselves today a 4 wheel drive vehicle to use as a field ambulance.
As he gained more followers he was able to crowdsource enough funds for not just one, but two 4 wheel drive vehicles! Naturally the next move was to track down these vehicles, every lead in Ukraine seemed to dry up and when he wasn’t sure if it was the right call he asked us “should we go get them in germany?”. After a resounding yes from the community off he went with luscious Scottish companion and fellow volunteer Des. As of today, May 31 2022 they have successfully purchased both 4x4 vehicles, one automatic and one manual. Thanks to the kindness of German followers they also acquired generators, protective clothing and more. Now it’s the drive back to Ukraine, follow the adventure as they do the best they can on his Instagram.
Brandon is a little bit of all of us, the type of person you know you can get along with, someone who shares the same moral standing and understanding of what's right and what's wrong. A human who puts their life on pause for the lives of other humans but also animals is a human we can all aspire to be.
As such we felt the need to do what we could to try and raise funds for his mission, he entrusted us with the love of his life Masa and we brought her into a crest to represent him. You can show that you aspire to be the bigger man, the better human by supporting him either through our Masa merch or by donating directly to Brandon at the link below.
Brandon and ForceX
Much like Apparition Group we came across Brandon early on in his story on Instagram. He however took a different approach to social media than most people, maybe an old time approach and it worked. For every follower he would send you a personal voice message thank you for your support, trying to get to know you in whatever way he could. Naturally when you come into contact with someone like that you want to help them out, so we reposted everything we could, liked everything we could every day and tried to keep in contact. To my further surprise Brandon never let me down, he always answered and kept up conversations. He was happy to hear about my dog or tell me about his, talk about the most random shit or what's going on around him at that time. Lately we’ve been watching the newest episodes of ‘Top Gear Ukraine’ through his stories on instagram and watching him and Des as they figure out how to get what they need and get it back to Ukraine is a treat. I suggest you check it out when you have time.
Thank you so much for supporting them!