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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…

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Manna

Seventy-five years ago today a group of young pilots and their crews began a series of daring raids which saved a starving nation.

29 April 2020

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

RAF carried out vital food drops to tackle famine in Ethiopia

Former Hercules navigator Paul Hewson looks back on the humanitarian aid mission, Operation BUSHEL, which became one of the biggest air-drops of its kind when more than…