The six new British aid flights arriving over the next six days in the typhoon-hit Philippines are carrying:
- 22,000 plastic sheets
- 23,000 tarpaulins
- 3,000 cooking sets
- 17,000 blankets
- 1,400 tents
The seven helicopters aboard HMS Illustrious are being loaded up with aid packages as the Royal Navy carrier arrives in the Philippines.
Carrying the fleet’s biggest on-load of stores since the Falklands War, HMS Illustrious is full steam ahead for typhoon aid mission.