Defence Secretary Visits Personnel Supporting Operation Ellamy

Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, visited Servicemen and women today in Italy who are currently supporting operations over Libya. 906 Expeditionary Air Wing personnel are based at Gioia del Colle airbase in Italy where they operate Tornado GR4 and Typhoon aircraft as part of the UK’s continued commitment to NATO to enforce UNSCR 1973. In the last fortnight an additional four Tornados were deployed to Gioia del Colle to increase the reconnaissance and strike capability of the Royal Air Force. Since operations over Libya began in March the Royal Air Force has successfully carried out hundreds of precision attacks on military targets across Libya. …More information »

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