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Photo gallery

A selection of photos from operations carried out by the Royal Air Force.

Operation Manna

Operation Manna – Airmen of 514 Squadron, load sacks of urgently needed food and supplies on to one of the squadron. MOD/Crown Copyright.

Operation Manna food bags

Operation Manna – Some of the supplies dropped from the skies for the Dutch. MOD/Crown Copyright.

Operation Shader

Operation Shader – An American Hercules carries aid and personnel from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus to Northern Iraq.


Operation Pennyweight – A C17 Globemaster at RAF Brize Norton is loaded up with aid to take to cyclone-hit Vanuatu in March 2015. Crown Copyright 2015.

Operation Bushel

A Hercules C1 from RAF Lyneham lands in Ethiopia to bring famine relief in 1985. Crown Copyright.

Operation Cheshire

RAF Hercules coming in to land at Gioia Del Colle airbase in southern Italy as part of Op Cheshire, the relief effort in the Balkans which ran from July 1992 to January 1996.

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