RAF GROUNDCREW CHECK A REFUELING DROGUE UNIT OF A VC10 AIRCRAFT AT RAF
Royal Air Force Junior Technician Colin Priest (L) and Senior
Aircraftsman Ben Major check a refueling drogue unit of a VC10
aircraft, in front of a C17 transport aircraft, at RAF Brize Norton,
February 7, 2003. Britain's Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon announced on
February 6 that Britain is to send 75 more RAF aircraft to the Gulf
region as part of its preparations for a possible war with Iraq.