Whilst it feels oh so wrong to have even visited, let alone post a link to, the RAF careers website currently has a video about the Beirut evacuation in which someone with a clipboard is apparently a major player. And no warships are to be seen. And the CGI Chinook shot seems very inspired by Modern Warfare 2...
Speaking as someone involved in the operation, the RAF advert caused me to spit out my brew when I saw it. In the words of Gran: "What a ******* liberty!" :evil:
It implies that a RAF lass female is on the jetty assisting and conducting the selection of locals/passport holders onto the waiting helos and ships (a passing glimpse in the advert) - the RAF ground staff did not get involved until we dropped the evacuees off in Cyprus, as this role was conducted in Beirut by FCO staff (assisted by RN and Army personnel).
However, despite the factual inaccuracy, if the advert gets people off their butts and into the recruiting office, then so be it... :thumbup: