HMS Illustrious has arrived in the Philippines to begin to deliver humanitarian aid provided by the UK.
The helicopter and commando carrier takes over from HMS Daring which has been distributing aid and assisting villagers in remote communities on islands to the north east of Panay for the past week.
HMS Illustrious is carrying around 500 tonnes of UK aid which includes 12,500 blankets, 20,000 candles, 30,000 rice bags and 1,900 water carriers.
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.