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HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth to warm reunions

10 January 2014 Last updated at 17:59 GMT

There were warm reunions in Portsmouth as HMS Illustrious arrived back in the UK after helping with the relief effort following the typhoon in the Philippines.

Britain's only working aircraft carrier was acting as a base for helicopters delivering aid to 40,000 people on outlying islands.

The 23,000-tonne ship was on operation in the Gulf when Typhoon Haiyan struck in November.

The deployment meant its crew of 650 missed being at home for Christmas.

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