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Muharraq Airfield is a military base located adjacent to Bahrain International Airport. It is run by the United States Navy (USN) and usually ships supplies in and out of the airport with many of them from other countries as well. The USN, the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the Ministry of Interior, and others run the security at the airfield.
Muharraq Airfield was the last stop for most US troops headed to join the NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The Royal Air Force established a base there in the area as RAF Bahrain in April 1943. It was renamed RAF Muharraq in 1963. They would not leave until December 1971.
The base was used by a detachment of Vickers VC10 tankers from No. 101 Squadron RAF during the Gulf War training with Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR1's.
From May 1997 a detachment of VC10's returned supporting Operation Jural and later Operation Bolton over Iraq.
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