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Military Logistics 2011: RAF mulls lessons from Libya

30th November 2011 - 10:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Bristol, UK

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While the RAF looks back at the success of its efforts in the skies over Libya, logisticians involved in the operation say they are keen not to repeat the mistakes made in the early days of the action.

Within days of the UN mandate allowing the no-fly zone over Libya, RAF aircraft were deployed to bases in Italy and Cyprus. Tankers were moved forward to Trapani in western Sicily while Typhoons and Tornados were sent to Gioia del Colle in southern Italy to begin flight operations.

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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