Skip to comments.Libya: British forces rescue 150 civilians from desert (Good Show!)
Posted on 02/26/2011 11:43:34 AM PST by mojito
Two RAF Hercules aircraft were involved in the operation, which involved the SAS and forces from Special Boat Service.
Both planes have landed in Malta, the Ministry of Defence confirmed, while HMS Cumberland is on her way back to Benghazi to evacuate anyone else left in the chaos-stricken country.
Britain has also evacuated its diplomatic staff and suspended the operations of the British embassy in Tripoli.
Workers departed on the last Government-chartered flight, which took off for Gatwick carrying 53 British nationals on Saturday afternoon.
Liam Fox, the defence secretary, said: "I can confirm that two RAF C130 Hercules aircraft have evacuated around 150 civilians from desert locations south of Benghazi.
"HMS Cumberland is on her way back to Benghazi to evacuate any remaining entitled persons from there.
"HMS York has arrived in Valletta to take on board stores so it can assist the evacuation effort if required. And a number of other military assets remain available to support the FCO led efforts to return civilians from Libya"
The desert rescue was reported to be extremely complex and relied on information about the likely response from Libya's air defence systems
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I remember back when the United States had a president, and we could do operations like this.
I wonder what condition they left the rig in?
You mean they didn’t send a Ferry COD?
C-130s will land just about anywhere.
So does the U.S. still have any people in Libya? If we do then we may have to depend on the Brits to get them out, seeing as how they seem to know more about rescues than whoever chartered that ferryboat we used.
America’s new work horse if Odumbo has his way will be one of those horse head toys on a broom stick. that is the hope and change Odumbo promised.
Hussein Traitor Obama doesn’t like the British very much and it’s because of things like this-—protecting one’s citizens and their property.
With the Odumbo crew in charge, I'm sure that we don't know if we have any people left in Libya, or where they might be.
Good Show? Did the Brits also get the Lockerbie mass murderer they sent back to Libya recently?
Those captured by pirates, and those stuck in Lybia, will just have to hang on a while longer. Besides, Team Obama has already dispatched a ferryboat to pick up the folks in Lybia. All they had to do was give the purser their credit card and get aboard, and as soon as the weather calms down a bit, the chartered vessel could leave for Malta.
Priotities, Sir! We are talking Gladys Knight and the Pips here, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding.... and you want us to interrupt that to do what?
Sad. But on the bright side, Barry and Michelle had the Motown Gang over and the party was a smash hit! That new gay party planner is the bomb!
Hey, Not worried about Lybia. The less reasonably priced fuel available in the US, the greener our environment.
"Heard it on the Grapevine," baby!
Amazing job,just read about this on another site.
That corrupt deal was struck between Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Scotish officials. And with Obama's connivance.
The RAF had nothing to do with it.
Our Fairy-in-Chief sent a ferry. What's the surprise?