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Humanitarian missions

How the RAF helped a Derbyshire town bolster its flood defences

In our second blog to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Manna, we take a look at one of the more recent humanitarian aid missions undertaken by the RAF. Record…

Berlin Airlift: 70 years on

In 1948 the President of the United States, Harry Truman, launched Operation Plainfare, to urgently deliver food and supplies to the people of Berlin.

Helping those who help others

As hundreds of RAF servicemen and women fly out to help the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma, the RAF Benevolent Fund stands ready to help their families left behind…

14 September 2017

When natural disasters strike the RAF is called on to deliver aid

When the Pacific islands of Vanuatu were devastated by Cyclone Pam, the international community rallied to help.

RAF's longest running airlift helped save the people of Sarajevo

The operation to keep the inhabitants of Sarajevo alive during civil war in the early 1990s remains the longest running airlift in the RAF's history.

Quick response was key to helping Iraqi refugees

When the RAF is called upon to help deliver humanitarian aid, a swift response is essential.

28 April 2015