Helpline: 0300 102 1919
A selection of photos from operations carried out by the Royal Air Force.
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 – Some of the supplies dropped from the skies for the Dutch. MOD/Crown Copyright.
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.
A Hercules C1 from RAF Lyneham lands in Ethiopia to bring famine relief in 1985. Crown Copyright.
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.
0300 102 1919
Sign up to receive the RAFBF e-newsletter
© 2021 Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), registered charity in England and Wales (1081009) and in Scotland (SC038109)
Terms and conditions Privacy Accessibility Cookies Contact us
Website design by Headscape
In 2019, we helped more than 71,700 current and former members of the RAF and their families.
RAF Widows' Association
RAF Disabled Holiday Trust
Alexander Duckham Memorial Schools Trust