Babak Taghvaee examines the vital work performed by Royal Air Force Chinook and Hercules in support of UK Special Forces during Operation Shader
MILITARY UK SPECIAL FORCES
United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) have been heavily engaged in Operation Shader, the UK’s anti-ISIS effort in Iraq and Syria. They have performed covert and highly classified tasks, mostly reconnaissance missions or acting as forward air controllers (FAC), directing UK and US airstrikes. Additionally, largely unnoticed by the British public, RAF Chinook helicopters and Hercules transport aircraft have provided airlift for UKSF during these missions.