Chinook helicopters leave Hampshire for Iraq

Four Chinook helicopters have left RAF Odiham in Hampshire - joining the British military fleet heading east towards Iraq - on a critical humanitarian mission.

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Hampshire Chinooks head to Iraq

Four Chinook helicopters have left RAF Odiham in Hampshire joining the British military fleet heading east towards Iraq on a critical humanatarian mission.

They left Odiham late yesterday landing at the UK's military base in the south of Cyprus. As Mel Bloor reports, the Chinooks will support efforts to deliver aid to thousands of refugees trapped without food, water or shelter in the Sinjar mountains in northern Iraq.

Chinooks join humanitarian mission in Iraq

Chinooks are on their way to Iraq Credit: ITV

Four Chinook helicopters have left RAF Odiham in Hampshire - joining the British military fleet heading east towards Iraq - on a critical humanitarian mission.

They left Odiham late yesterday - landing at the UK's military base in the south of Cyprus.The Chinooks will support efforts to deliver aid to thousands of refugees trapped without food, water or shelter in the Sinjar mountains in northern Iraq.

The crews of Odiham are used to such missions. The question, now, though - is whether - apart from delivering aid - they'll be sent in to rescue people.

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