Operation PATWIN

Ships HMS Daring and HMS Illustrious were sent by the British government as part of a massive humanitarian aid package to help the devastated Philippines islands in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

The British military, which in addition to the Naval ships included helicopters from RNAS Culdrose and RNAS Yeovilton, and Royal Marines from 42 Commando, as well as RAF aircraft, helped more than 22,000 people, providing 16,000 litres of drinking water, distributed nearly 70 tonnes of food and distributing 400 shelter packs.