The MOD has just announced that RAF aircraft have deployed to Malta to enforce a military no-fly zone over Libya. Their role will be to enforce UN Resolution 5.386 - "To deny the Gaddafi Regime the facility to commit genocide on the people of Libya." The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight comprising a Lancaster Bomber, a Red Arrow Hawk and a Spitfire have been sent, as that's all that is left of the RAF. A last minute decision by the government stopped these aircraft being sliced up into pieces for scrap. The air crews were recalled from leave as they had been given a "long-weekend" in lieu of the previous weekend when they has worked marching in the Brighton Gay Pride Day. A MOD spokesperson stated: "these airframes may be old but they are as robust and fit for purpose as the day they were built."