Squadron Back From Libyan Rescue Mission

Families of servicemen and women from one of our American airbases have been welcoming them home after their time helping with the Libyan conflict.

Around sixty members of the 56th Rescue Squadron based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk have spent 6 months on a ship in the Mediterranean, with some even spending 3 months before that deployed in Afghanistan.

Their deployment was part of something called Operation Unified Protector, which saw NATO forces sent to help with the conflict in Libya. During the deployment, they worked with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Ocean. During their time there they saved 76 people - mostly military personnel.

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It comes as Prime Minister David Cameron visited Libya. He spent the day meeting the country's new leaders after the removal of Colonol Gadaffi as leader.

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