Operation PITTING is the name for the military support to the evacuation of British Nationals and former British staff eligible for relocation under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP).
British forces from 16 Air Assault Brigade arrived in the Afghan capital to assist in evacuating British nationals and entitled persons amidst the worsening security situation there.
According to the MOD, the operation will consist of 600 military personnel, some of which have already deployed, with more deploying within days from the British Army's high-readiness 16 Air Assault Brigade. The operation will be commanded from Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood, London. The troops will provide force protection and logistical support, with the Royal Air Force providing aircraft where necessary. The United States is carrying out a similar operation, named Operation Allies Refuge.