Military flights evacuate civilians from Afghanistan

Afghan civilians and entitled personnel left Kabul Airport on Royal Air Force flights over the weekend.

Members of 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul on Op PITTING.
Image of British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan being relocated to the U.K.
British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan being relocated to the UK.

“We decided to leave when my son and I went shopping on the 19th and saw how fast things turned bad.”

British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan being relocated to the UK.
British citizens and dual nationals being processed in Afghanistan before being relocated to the U.K.

“I’m happy. I know when we came out of the vehicle (to the airport) I said thank you, and they said ‘No sir, thank you.”

“It’s a difficult day for the people of Kabul. The situation has destabilised, there are very few ways out. I feel relieved to be here. It’s better to see what happens next, I would like to come back and do my work in future if possible.”

“The military has made me feel like I won’t be attacked while I’m here. Now I’m on site I feel safe. People have been trying to help each other, bringing food, giving juice to children. The Officers have been very cordial and friendly, I am grateful to the UK.”

British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan being relocated to the UK.

“The last two weeks has been possibly the most stressful of my life, organising clients who didn’t see what was happening in front of them, and didn’t believe the speed with which it did happen.”

“Once I’d got my clients out and safe, I then started getting or my staff out, but we were constrained by flights. I used the Embassy number on LinkedIn — I’d paid it lip service before, but I will never do that again. We got a phone call at 2:30 to get here, and then the rest has been really good, really smooth.”

Personnel and freight on board a RAF aircraft destined for Kabul
Personnel and freight on board a RAF aircraft destined for Kabul

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