RAF Hercules planes rescue 150 from Libya desert

#1
BBC News - RAF Hercules planes rescue 150 from Libya desert
Two RAF Hercules have rescued about 150 workers from the Libyan desert, Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said.

The planes, carrying Britons and other foreign nationals, have landed in Malta.

Fears had been growing for British citizens left in the country which has been plunged into chaos as protests against Col Gaddafi's regime continue.

Meanwhile, the last government-chartered flight on which Britons can escape has landed at Tripoli airport
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
Are hey breeding out there?
Last week there were reported to be 350 Brits in Libya
Today they claim to have lifted over 600 and they've gone back again

I assume Malta still has good weather and posh hotels
How will the aircrew justify diverting to the Bahamas?
 
#3
There must be a 6 star hotel in Malta nowadays!
 
#5
I'm more puzzled by this brilliant piece of reporting.

"However, it is understood that some 300 British citizens remain in desert camps in Libya and a Royal Navy frigate is heading to Benghazi to help them leave".

Are they IN the desert or not ?
 
#6
Having spent time at Luqa I can safely say that your comment is pretty accurate as the Maltese treat British Forces to top notch treatment and for this lot it'll be not far of Royalty standards...
ah, The Republic of Malta GC.

The George Cross Island, who stood against the Nazis shoulder to shoulder (if seperated geographically by a few miles) alongside teh British. With only Faith, Hope and Charity in their hearts.
 
#7
Too much information in the public domain. Politicians I suspect wanting good news bandied about. If further ops are required I suspect it may be that bit more difficult [or not, but why take any more risk than needed].
 
#8
In their skies...



This clown queered their hearts against UK but I think they are over that now!

 
#9
Aaaaahhhhh!!!!

Faith, Hope and Charity.

One of my all time favourite aviation myths. :)

Nevertheless:-


 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
#12
I expect the evacuees will sue for compensation,having incurred terminal C-130 ear damage!!
They'll probably want it for not recieving a choice of meals after having a slack handful of horrorbags thrown at them and no inflight entertainment.
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
#13
I'm more puzzled by this brilliant piece of reporting.

"However, it is understood that some 300 British citizens remain in desert camps in Libya and a Royal Navy frigate is heading to Benghazi to help them leave".

Are they IN the desert or not ?
Knowing the Navy and their track record, they'll probably percieve the desert as an extension of the beach and run it aground 2500 miles inland ^^
 
#16
... so WTF was Alexander drivelling about yesterday about "nothing being done about all the ex-pats in the desert" ?

Somebody wants to tell him to STFU!
 
#17
In their skies...



This clown queered their hearts against UK but I think they are over that now!

Is that old Don Mintsauce... ?

Didn't know the old goat was still alive!
 

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