Footage released on August 31 shows a member of the Royal Air Force holding the hand of a young girl while boarding an aircraft during the evacuation operation in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Air Commodore Simon Strasdin posted the video on Twitter. “The courage and bravery shown by @DefenceOps, means that many others will now have the chance for a life of education and opportunities,” he said.
Evacuations from Kabul were conducted under the British Armed Forces’ Operation Pitting. The UK Ministry of Defence said that, beginning August 14, “over 15,000 British nationals and vulnerable Afghans” had been evacuated. Credit: Royal Air Force via Storyful