RAF personnel flew into action to help tidy up an Anglesey beach.

A beach clean was organised at Traeth Cymyran, near Rhosneigr, a sand and shingle beach, which runs alongside the air base.

Volunteers from across RAF Valley; military, civil servant and industry partners, successfully collected, bagged and removed an estimated 750 kilogrammes of waste from the path and nearby beach

RAF Valley has for many years, adopted the stretch of beach, which is part of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path.

The base regularly organises beach cleans throughout the year, although the clean-up don't just benefit the environment and beach users.

They also have an important air safety purpose with the removal of potential Foreign Object Damage (FOD) debris located on the door step of an active airfield.

Aled Rowlands, RAF Valley’s Total Safety Advisor who organized the clean-up said: “We are really lucky to have next to us here at RAF Valley.

"It can also have a down side though in that litter and debris can encroach on to the airfield, causing a safety hazard to aircraft.

"Keeping the beach clean not only enhances the ecology and aesthetics of the beach but has a real flight safety benefit by removing articles that could potentially end up in one of our aircraft engines.

"So, it’s a real win-win for the RAF and the island.”

RAF Valley Station Commander, Group Captain Chris Moon said; “This is my second beach clean as Station Commander, and I’ve been hugely impressed by the fantastic team effort by our personnel – military, civilian and industry partners.

"Keeping the beach as clean as we can is the right thing to do, both environmentally and for flight safety.

"Cymyran beach is a beautiful stretch of the coastline, right on our doorstep, so we need do our bit to keep it in first class condition for everyone to enjoy.”