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    The RAF has recently flown one of its C-17 Globemaster aircraft to Colombia to deliver aid to the flood victims there.

    Several hundred people have lost their lives and over 400,000 homes destroyed in some of the worst flooding in Colombia's history.

    The transport aircraft left RAF Brize Norton on the morning of 21 January 2011 with 400 ShelterBoxes containing tents, food and supplies for those affected by the floods.

    The plane landed at Cartagena Airport in the north of the country where the aid boxes were immediately packed onto trucks by the Colombian Army for delivery to the worst affected areas in the south.

    ShelterBoxes are unloaded from a RAF C-17 transport aircraft at Cartagena Airport in Colombia

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    well done lads, a great aircraft with great people doing great things for those less fortunate than us.

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