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RFA Argus returns to Cornwall after fighting Ebola virus

Crews on board the RFA Argus have returned to Cornwall after an award-winning six-month deployment to West Africa to fight ebola.

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Award-winning RFA Argus back in Cornwall after fighting ebola

The military hospital ship has spent six months helping to fight ebola. Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Crews on board the RFA Argus will return to Cornwall this morning after an award-winning six-month deployment to West Africa to fight ebola.

The ship, three RNAS Culdrose helicopters and a team of Royal Marines helped deliver much-needed equipment, supplies and food packages to remote areas of Sierra Leone.

The Argus was given a special award for its contributions to the ebola fight.

The Argus team received an Admiralty Board Letter of Commendation for its work, which has included establishing crucial medical treatment centres and providing vital transport for medical workers to reach the areas most affected by the disease. It is thought to be first time the award has been granted to an operational unit.

The crew will be flown to shore before the boat docks tomorrow.

The ship delivered vital supplies, equipment and food to areas of Sierra Leone.

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