Afghanistan

In Pictures: Final British Troops Return From Afghanistan

The final UK troops and diplomatic personnel left Kabul on Saturday night, ending 20 years of British military involvement in Afghanistan.

The final UK military personnel are returning from Afghanistan, landing at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, after helping to evacuate UK nationals and former Afghan staff from Kabul.

The last remaining troops and diplomatic personnel left Kabul airport on Saturday night, bringing the largest evacuation mission since the Second World War to a close.

It marks the end of 20 years of British military involvement in Afghanistan.

In an open letter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had been "lost in admiration for the heroic efforts of everyone" involved in Operation Pitting – the codename given to the UK's evacuation effort.

If you or someone you know needs support at this time, you can find more information by visiting the British Army website and the Government's website.

Further details about support available can be found on the Forces News website.

Cover image: Military personnel departing from an RAF C-17 aircraft after landing at RAF Brize Norton after leaving Afghanistan having helped the UK's evacuation from Kabul airport (MOD).