Perhaps the British military could have helped in getting people back to the UK but some planes are poised to get British tourists and citizens back from Greece quickly if that country crashes out of the Eurozone and maybe the EU this week as its debt woes continue.
The Thomson travel Group is the major travel provider for British tourists affected in the Sousse attack. They have responded well.
Friday Thomson immediately cancelled all flights to Tunisia for at least a week. Usually you have to wait for the Foreign Office to advise against all travel to an area to be able to cancel but this is an unprecedented situation. Thomson sent planes out to return as many British holidaymakers to the UK as possible. It is a mammoth task as it is almost the peak holiday season for UK foreign travel.
Friday as events unfolded relatives with loved ones in Sousse took to Twitter; they were trying to find out if loved ones were safe and sadly Saturday night many are posting sad news.
Ross Naylor, 23, was a "desperate son frantically searching for his "best mate" dad - who was on the beach when the heartless Tunisian terrorists struck" reported the Daily Mirror Friday but sadly his father Scott Chalkley was one of the terrorist's victims.
Tweets from others such as Samuel Stocker @SLStocker91 Jun 26 @UKinTunisia has anybody in #Tunisia seen this man? Please help me. #JohnStocker, tug at the heart strings and highlight the huge human tragedy of a terrorist attack.
The latest from Tunisia is that security will be stepped up and army reservists will be deployed at archaeological sites and resorts.
80 mosques accused of "spreading venom" will close within a week said Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid.
The gunman, Seifeddine Rezgui, a young man and a student was reportedly into break dancing before he was radicalised. How many more are waiting in the wings?
Tempers are fraying as British tourists desperate to return home are left waiting for flights but a fresh wave of German tourists has already arrived in Tunisia.
Around 36 people are injured some seriously which means the death toll could rise.
UK Home Secretary Theresa May appearing on the Andrew Marr show Sunday Morning has confirmed that for some British relatives the wait goes on. Identifying and locating the dead and injured is taking time due to hospital moves and the nature of the attack. Shot enjoying a day at the beach victims were not carrying the usual means of identification.
A Foreign Office team is working to resolve this crisis.