UK continues to provide relief to the Caribbean

The UK is continuing to provide military support to the Caribbean Islands left destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

As part of the UK Joint Taskforce in Barbados, a Voyager and A400M aircraft have now landed in Barbados. The taskforce will use Barbados as a hub to distribute aid.

The C17 continued its journey onto the US Virgin Islands with 85 personnel on board.

Another C17 left from RAF Brize Norton carrying a Puma helicopter, and the UK is planning to send another Puma to the Caribbean shortly.

Aid has also been supplied from DFID’s disaster response centre at Kemble Airfield in Gloucestershire, including 10,000 UK aid buckets and 5,000 UK solar lanterns.

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