A Royal Navy warship operations room supervisor is on his way to assist people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The 36-year-old, from Swanwick, departed the UK onboard the Portsmouth-based HMS Daring. The ship is expected to reach its destination tomorrow.
He was based in HMS Southampton when the volcano on the island of Montserrat erupted, as well as HMS Manchester in 2010 when St Lucia was hit by a hurricane.
Nats has identified and corrected the technical problem that has been affecting air traffic control systems in the south of England.
They have released this statement
The Swanwick air traffic control company Nats have issued a statement about the flight restrictions covering the South.
Air traffic control company Nats said it is restricting aircraft flying across the south of England.
The air traffic restrictions is also affecting flights taking off from airports because of technical problems at its Swanwick control centre in Hampshire.
Air traffic controllers at Swanwick in Hampshire are bracing themselves to cope with an extra 4,000 flights this summer because of the Olympic Games. Airspace will be restricted to private planes, hot air balloons and microlights for a month from July 16.