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Gordon Brown: Royal Navy to assist the stranded

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The Royal Navy is being drafted in to rescue Britons stranded abroad by flight chaos caused by a volcano dust cloud from Iceland.

Speaking after a meeting of the emergency planning committee Cobra, Gordon Brown said HMS Ark Royal, HMS Albion, and HMS Ocean will all be mobilised.

Mr Brown, who was flanked by Transport Secretary Lord Adonis and Foreign Secretary David Miliband, also defended the current flight ban.

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