70 years ago on 29 April 1945 the RAF launched Operation Manna to deliver food and supplies to the starving Dutch people. The mission was launched in the last days of the Second World War after German occupation and the consequences of War in Europe had left the country without food or provisions.
It was the end of World War Two and the airmen of Bomber Command that propelled humanitarian relief work into the modern era.
For troops involved in Operation Manna, one of the RAF's first humanitarian aid missions, the knowledge they were helping to save lives rather than destroy them was key. Air gunner Warrant Officer Dave Fellowes was one of those tasked with dropping food for the starving Dutch people during WWII.