The evacuation process from Afghanistan under way with the aircrafts sent to repatriate British nationals already starting to land back in the UK at RAF Brize Norton.
600 UK Armed Forces personnel have been deployed to Kabul to assist joining other Western militaries at airports that are flooded with people trying to flee Afghanistan’s capital.
Around 4 000 of those are believed to be eligible to head to Britain but the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has raised fears that some may be left behind.
Wallace a former soldier himself admitted in an interview with LBC that processing Afghan Nationals, who had worked alongside the UK military as interpreters or other staff, was taking a long time and fought back tears when admitting that not all of them may make it out.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has chaired yet another Cobra meeting with Downing Street saying that the British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Laurie Bristow, is working to process visas alongside UK staff at the airport in Kabul.
Opposition party, Labour, has urged the government not to abandon Afghan nationals. While two former Defence Ministers both former soldiers have criticised the decision to pull out of the country.
Johnny Mercer says the people of Afghanistan deserve better. while another, Tobias Ellwood, warned there would be a risk of terror attacks in the West as a consequence of the Taliban taking control.
Immediately the focus appears to be on getting as many people as possible out of Afghanistan and back to the UK. For as long as it is safe to do so.