HMS Sutherland is latest warship off Libya

A Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been training with HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Naval Base as part of her Rotary Wing Trials

Helicopter puts flight deck crew through its paces

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ANOTHER Royal Navy warship has been deployed to Libya, the MoD has announced.

The Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland is heading through the Mediterranean to support fellow Royal Navy and Nato units in the war against Colonel Gaddafi.

The ship’s captain, Commander Roger Readwin said his ‘fighting clan of highly-trained and capable sailors’ have been busy getting the ship ready for the rigours they may face.