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15 April 2013

RAF ends refuelling operations in the Middle East

End of RAF Refuelling Detachment

TriStar Tanker © RAF/MOD Crown
A Royal Air Force Tristar departs 902 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) and brings the curtain down on the RAFs Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) detachment in the Middle East.
There has been an almost continuous RAF refuelling presence in the region for 23 years, operated by 101 Squadron VC10s and 216 Squadron Tristars. The aircraft and crews from RAF Brize Norton have been providing AAR since Operation Granby commenced in August 1990 following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
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