HMS Daring deployment to boost UK response to Philippines typhoon

12 Nov 2013 03:23 PM

Britain will deploy a Royal Navy warship and RAF military transport aircraft to help people devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, Prime Minister David Cameron announced tonight.

HMS Daring and her crew will provide humanitarian assistance, helicopter-lift capability from one onboard Lynx, and engineering and first aid expertise. The Type 45 destroyer also carries equipment to make drinking water from seawater.

At least one Boeing C-17 will be allocated to move vital humanitarian aid and large equipment to where it is needed.

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