Royal Navy to assist with Philippines disaster

ON HER WAY HMS Daring
ON HER WAY HMS Daring

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PORTSMOUTH-based destroyer HMS Daring will be sent to the Philippines to help deal with the clean-up operation following the storm.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced that HMS Daring will be sent to help with the relief effort.

Up to 10,000 people are feared to have been killed in Typhoon Haiyan.

HMS Daring will provide humanitarian assistance, helicopter lift from one on-board Lynx and engineering and first-aid expertise.

Mr Cameron said: ‘We continue to help around the world - as we are today in the Philippines, where Typhoon Haiyan has wrought such appalling devastation.

‘Britain is contributing £10m and HMS Daring, currently deployed near Singapore, will shortly be heading at full speed towards the disaster zone with further support from an RAF C17 which will be a powerful help to the relief operation.’