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 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.
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