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Navy receive their Christmas delivery

Despite being out in Singapore over Christmas, HMS Illustrious have received a large delivery of presents.

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Christmas delivery for navy sailors

Sailors from HMS Illustrious helping to take presents on board Credit: Royal Navy

Portsmouth-based HMS Illustrious received a large parcel of presents in time for Christmas, despite being in Singapore across the holiday.

The ship had a delivery of 600 bags of mail from families and loved ones.

The endless sacks of presents for the sailors away from their families this christmas Credit: Royal Navy
The sailors have received an abundance of presents despite being out in Singapore Credit: Royal Navy

The ship picked up the bags in Singapore when she called into replenish food, fuel and essential stores.

HMS Illustrious has completed her aid operation and is now on the long voyage home. The remaining crew of around 530 men and women are expected to be reunited with their loved ones in early January.

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