HMS Daring is to return home to Portmsouth today, having sailed forty-four thousand miles during her nine month deployment. The ship was diverted to help out in the aftermath of the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines back in November.
Her Commanding Officer, Commander Angus Essenhigh said: "The ship's company has achieved a huge amount in the nine months we've been away and they are rightly proud of their achievements.
We have worked closely with many navies in support of shared global challenges, but perhaps our most significant contribution was in the delivery of relief to the people of the Philippines following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
Right now we are all looking forward to being reunited with our loved ones and enjoying a well-earned rest."
Britain is extending its support to the aid operation in the Philippines following the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Leading UK efforts is HMS Daring from Portsmouth. Commanding Officer, Angus Essenhigh, explains to ITV Meridian what they hope to achieve.
Aid agencies have launched a joint emergency appeal to get food, water and shelter to victims of the devastating Philippines typhoon. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), said its members were already responding but the scale of the destruction meant there was "huge unmet need".
The British Government is also sending support in the form of destroyer HMS Daring. HMS Daring and her crew will provide humanitarian assistance, helicopter lift from one on-board Lynx and engineering and first-aid expertise. She also carries equipment to make drinking water from seawater.
DEC said a "huge injection" of funds is needed to get aid through to victims after the typhoon made roads impassable and put airports out of action. About 10,000 people are thought to have been killed after the typhoon, said to be the strongest ever to make landfall, hit the Asian nation.
A tall ship and a war ship have been down under helping the Australians celebrate a special anniversary. The Portsmouth based destroyer HMS Daring and the Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson, from Southampton, have been representing the UK at an international fleet review in Sydney Harbour.
Prince Harry also flew in for the event which marked 100 years since the first arrival of the Royal Australian Navy. Richard Jones reports.