Job done: RAF Hercules leaves Afghanistan

After last weeks withdrawal of Panavia Tornados from 31 squadron, the last of the Royal Air Force’s Hercules aircraft have also left Afghanistan. The move ends 13 years of RAF Hercules operations in the country.

The last two C-130s permanently based in Kandahar, returned home to their base in Brize Norton on Friday 14 November. The C-130s were and remain part of Operation Herrick, which is the name the British gave to their efforts in Afghanistan. The C-130’s role was to provide tactical air lift capability and, in the run up to the recent draw down of Camp Bastion, transferred a vast amount of freight back to the UK.

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An RAF Hercules against a terrific sky. (Image © British MoD)
An RAF Hercules against a terrific sky. (Image © British MoD)