On the 15th November 2013, HMS Daring's Lynx was launched to conduct recce's of affected areas from the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
As announced by the Prime Minister in Mansion Speech House Royal Navy warship HMS Daring is on her way to assist the Philippines after the country suffered crippling devastation during Typhoon Haiyan.
The Type 45 destroyer had just begun Exercise Bersama Lima - a high profile war game with New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore as part of the Five Powers Defence Arrangement when she was rapidly re-tasked with the humanitarian relief effort.
HMS Daring, which was in the South China Sea as part of the exercise, immediately changed course to head for the stricken state where more than 10,000 people are believed dead. It is estimated she will arrive at the Philippines in three days' time.
Today 6th December 2013 the Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring has arrived in Pusan, Korea following a successful visit to Tokyo, Japan.
HMS Daring was greeted by a traditional welcoming ceremony before a busy programme of Defence Industry Sales Day, an evening reception as well as welcoming the First Sea Lord back on board
On sailing from Pusan, Daring will participate in a trilateral naval exercise with US and ROK Naval Ships. The naval exercise is aimed at improving teamwork and interoperability between the three navies in theatre security cooperation and humanitarian relief operations. All three nations have recently supported the Philippines in the wake of the Typhoon Haiyan.
HMS Daring is a Portsmouth based warship and is on a nine-month deployment around the world. She has already clocked up more than 20,000 miles carrying out regional visits and engagements as well as military exercises in the Atlantic, the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, the Pacific, the South China Sea and more recently humanitarian support in the Philippines.
HMS Daring carrying out a photex of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). A United States of America Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier.