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HMS Illustrious continues Philippines aid effort

HMS Illustrious continues Philippines aid effort

The 23,000-tonne carrier was deployed to the Philippines to assist with the relief effort in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan under the direction of the Department for International Development (DFID).

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HMS Illustrious stops for gas

HMS Illustrious stops for gas

HMS Illustrious took a short break from delivering humanitarian aid in the Philippines. “Lusty” met up with the US tanker USNS Richard E Byrd in the Sulu Sea just to the west of the central Philippines island of Panay to top up fuel. During the three hour encounter, around 1200 cubic metres of fuel was transferred to Lusty to top up her fuel tanks.

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Top US Commander visits HMS Illustrious

Top US Commander visits HMS Illustrious

Three days into the operation to deliver aid to the Philippines, HMS Illustrious has been visited by the Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Commander, US Marine Forces Japan

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Ten thousand thank-yous for Illustrious after first week on typhoon mission

Ten thousand thank-yous for Illustrious after first week on typhoon mission

HMS Illustrious has delivered food to more than 10,000 people during her first week helping people in the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan. The carrier’s helicopters have collectively clocked up one and a half weeks in air ferrying tonnes of supplies around, including makeshift shelters, tools and fresh water.

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Team from HMS Illustrious rebuild village school

Team from HMS Illustrious rebuild village school

Personnel from HMS Illustrious have enabled 450 children in the Philippines to return to school after repairing the building as part of their ongoing humanitarian mission.

Royal Navy Merlin, Sea King and Army Lynx helicopters from Illustrious are sweeping the region to identify the worst hit areas before teams are despatched to help people to recover from the effects of Typhoon Haiyan.

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