As HMS Dragon patrols the Eastern Mediterranean her Lynx helicopter has been breathing fire into the sunset sky with an array of decoy flares. One of the Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyers, HMS Dragon has arrived back from the Gulf and is now in the Eastern Med, patrolling UK sovereign base areas.
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Thursday morning's weather for the west of the region
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