HMS Daring Replenished at Sea with USS Guadalupe.
HMS Daring is currently deployed for nine months to demonstrate the Royal Navy's global reach which includes contributing to maritime security in the Asia Pacific, conducting science and technology trials in the Pacific and representing the UK in Exercise Bersama Lima. This is part of the Five Power Defence Arrangement annual programme of exercises in the region where she will be operating with ships from the Navies of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
The deployment will also allow Daring and her 190 crew to represent the UK at high-profile celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy.
Daring will also conduct a series of worldwide port visits to engage in wider regional Defence Engagement.
LA(PHOT) Keith Morgan LBIPP
HMS Daring joins formation with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), and USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200), to take part in a Replenishment at Sea (RAS). Photos were taken from HMS Daring's Lynx Helicopter 451.
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.