In a recent session of the House of Commons, Kenny MacAskill, MP for Alba, East Lothian, posed a question regarding the activities of the Royal Air Force (RAF) related to Israel.

The question was directed to the Secretary of State for Defence, seeking clarification on the purpose of each RAF-operated flight to Israel since 7 October 2023.

In response, Leo Docherty MP, Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) and Minister for the Armed Forces, provided the following answer:

“The purpose of the RAF-operated flights have included aircraft used to transport Ministers and senior officials conducting diplomatic engagements with Israel.”

British transport aircraft landing in Israel has comprised the C-17A Globemaster III and A400M Atlas C1, leading to speculation from some that the RAF are shipping weapons.

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Mark B
Mark B (@guest_817361)
2 days ago

More likely we are shipping out surplus weapons from Israel and sending them to Ukraine. Where do people get the idea that Israel is short of kit. I suspect they have shed loads and the capacity to manufacture shed loads more.

Paul T
Paul T (@guest_817396)
2 days ago
Reply to  Mark B

I’m not sure how many Israeli Weapons have been passed on to Ukraine if any , the only one I can think of is the Tavor Rifle which may have been supplied prior to 2022.

Simon (@guest_817667)
1 day ago
Reply to  Paul T

It seems Israeli hasn’t given anything to Ukraine apart from humanitarian aid and some drone jamming equipment . Russia present in Syria being there main concern

AlexS (@guest_817403)
2 days ago

UK confirms that Hamas is okay for the Marxist-Islamic union and support Hamas a nazi like regime.

Last edited 2 days ago by AlexS
Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker (@guest_817416)
2 days ago
Reply to  AlexS

Well that’s a weird word salad that I don’t want any further explanation of

Louis G
Louis G (@guest_818181)
13 minutes ago
Reply to  AlexS

Is this tomorrows The Sun headline?

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker (@guest_817422)
2 days ago

If it’s for transport of diplomatic people why are they using C17 and A400? There’s actual passenger aircraft for people like the Airbus, voyager, envoy or how about normal commercial aircraft that us mere civilians all have to travel on.
Using a C17 to fly 1 or a few people on is a massive waste when commercial aircraft make the trip from London every day.