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HMS Daring starts last sea trials
HMS Daring in Guernsey waters
HMS Daring has visited its affiliated island of Guernsey three times

HMS Daring, the Royal Navy warship affiliated to Guernsey, has started her final sea trials before going on her first deployment.

The 2010 Affiliates Day, held in Portsmouth on Thursday, showed off some of her technology and capabilities at sea to the public.

Visitors were shown a fire fighting drill, a man overboard exercise and manoeuvrability demonstration.

A RAF Typhoon, a Hawk and the ship's Lynx helicopter also made flypasts.

Philippa Stahelin, from Headway Guernsey a charity adopted by HMS Daring, said it was a fantastic day.

She really enjoyed the manoeuvrability display: "We had the ship at 45 degrees as they turned and powered through the water, it was amazing."

Local businessman Charles Billson said Guernsey should be proud of the ship: "I wasn't aware they had such an amazing level of cutting edge technology. It is an unbelievable achievement."

The state of the art Type 45 Destroyer was launched in Scotland in February 2006 by HRH the Countess of Wessex.

HMS Daring's Lynx Helicopter
The day included a flypast by the ship's Lynx helicopter

Since then the ship and her company have been undergoing training. She has also made three visits to Guernsey and one one occasion, while she was anchored off St Peter Port, the public were able to look around the ship.

HMS Daring is designed to detect, deter, defend and destroy. She will soon take up a role providing air defence for the Royal Navy and coalition task forces.




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