26 Feb '15, 9am

Air Force Cross for RAF C-17 pilot after South Sudan evacuation.

Air Force Cross for RAF C-17 pilot after South Sudan evacuation.

A Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot who evacuated 182 people during the escalating conflict in South Sudan has been awarded the Air Force Cross. The efforts of Flight Lieutenant Tim Eddy (31), from Gloucestershire, were revealed during a ceremony at Lancaster House, London, on Wednesday, 25 February 2015, in part of the latest round of military honours and awards. Flt Lt Eddy, of 99 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, was captain of a RAF C-17 transport aircraft on a mission to evacuate what was thought to be 45 British nationals from troubled Juba, South Sudan, on 19 December 2013 after fighting between government troops and rebel factions broke out in the African state. With the country’s security situation quickly deteriorating, it became clear that 182 people – including Britons, Commonwealth and EU citizens – required immediate evacuation, far more than the C-...

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