Typhoon aid leaves Oxfordshire

An airlift of humanitarian aid is leaving RAF Brize Norton for the thousands affected by typhoon that hit the Philippines.

The planes will be transporting vehicles, equipment and medical supplies.

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Supplies will help those affected by devastation

The RAF plane which has taken off for the Philippines from RAF Brize Norton will help those affected by the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

The C-17 transport plane filled with heavy duty vehicles and medical supplies is part of Britain's emergency response to the disaster.

The aircraft, being operated by No 99 Squadron, is due to land in the Philippines in around 24 hours time

Its load includes two JCB diggers, two Land Rovers and a forklift truck emblazoned with stickers reading "UK aid from the British people".

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