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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.

MF130165227Philippines15th November 2013AerialDaringDaring LynxFar EastLPHOT Keith MorganLynxSurface ShipType 45 DestroyerTyphoon Haiyanrecce