There were difficult farewells this morning as RFA Argus, a medical ship with a fully-equipped 100-bed hospital on board, prepared to leave Falmouth on its mission to help Ebola victims.
Here's a short clip from the dockside.
Royal Marines from Plymouth have gone ashore in Sierra Leone to help the fight against ebola.
A British military ship carrying supplies and off road vehicles has arrived in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
More than 750 military personnel and the medical ship RFA Argus are being sent to West Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak.