Royal Navy warships have set sail for the Mediterranean as part of a naval exercise which will see the frigate HMS Westminster dock in Gibraltar amid the diplomatic tensions with Spain.
Defence officials have stressed the deployment has long been scheduled and is unrelated to the ongoing issue over the British territory.
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