Operation Christmas Drop 2017 concludes

Festive cheer has been delivered to West Pacific island communities by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during Operation Christmas Drop.

The Operation, based out of Guam between 7–15 December 2017, saw 120 bundle loads delivered to 54 drop zones by five Hercules transport aircraft from the United States Pacific Air Forces, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and RAAF.

Each load was filled with more than 180 kilograms of items including rice, fishing wire and hooks, clothing, children’s books and toys, crayons, and hand-powered torches.