The Great Evacuation

In mid-August, the ADF had to unexpectedly embark on one of its toughest-ever operations to get Australians out of Kabul Airport. Hannah Dowling tells the story behind these incredible images, taken by Sergeant Glen McCarthy

Afghan families line up behind the RAAF C-17A Globemaster while ADF personnel provide security prior to departing Hamid Karzai International Airport

“We wanted to get as many people out as we could, so that’s what was driving us forward.”

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