Hundreds of people have gathered in Portsmouth to say goodbye to the crew of HMS Dauntless. The ship is deploying for six months to the South Atlantic. The government has denied claims that the move is in response to recent tensions with Argentina about the future of the Falklands Islands.
HMS Dauntless is leaving Portsmouth now to serve a 6 month deployment in the South Atlantic.
The Portsmouth-based warship HMS Dauntless is to set sail for the South Atlantic on Wednesday. It will be the Type 45 destroyer's maiden deployment. The six-month mission will involve carrying out security operations at sea.