Daring is designed to create a defensive shield around a task force – and troops ashore – protecting them from air attack.The ship was launched on a bitterly cold day at BAE Systems’ yard in Scotstoun on the Clyde in February 2006 by her sponsor, the Countess of Wessex.

HMS Daring is affiliated to:

  • City of Birmingham
  • Bailiwick of Guernsey
  • Worshipful Company of Carpenters
  • Worshipful Company of Pewterers
  • HMS Forward
  • King Edward School CCF
  • West Mercia Sea Cadets
  • Royal Dragoon Guards
  • 11 Sqn RAF
  • 54(R) Squadron RAF
  • 4th Knowles Sea Scouts
  • Birmingham URNU (HMS EXPLOIT)
  • D Boats Association
  • Daring Association Fifth and Final Commission
  • HMS Daring Association First Commission 1952-54
  • Richardson's Capital
  • 26th Regt Royal Artillery
  • Firmin & Sons
  • West Midlands RFCA
  • Small Heath School
  • Aston Villa Football Club
  • Nautical Club, Birmingham
  • RAF Wittering
  • 5 Rifles
  • Daring Yachts
  • Malvern St James School
  • Midland RN Officers' Association