HMS Duncan has arrived in Spain as part of efforts to strengthen the defence relationship between the UK and Spain, say the British embassy in Spain.
The warship recently deployed to the Mediterranean to take over as flagship of a major NATO task group. The destroyer left Portsmouth Naval Base last week to resume the role after a three-month stint in charge last year.
HMS Duncan will conduct defence engagement activities alongside the UK’s NATO partners and will lead Standing NATO Maritime Group 2.
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 is a multinational, integrated maritime force – made up of vessels from various nations – that is permanently available to NATO to perform a wide range of tasks, from participating in exercises to crisis response and real world operational missions.
The destroyer will return to her home port later this year. She takes with her an embarked Wildcat helicopter based at RNAS Yeovilton.
— HMS Duncan (@HMSDuncan) January 15, 2018
HMS Duncan, the sixth and final Type 45 destroyer, was the most complete at launch in October 2010. She is the first of the Type 45 class to be capable of deploying Harpoon say the Royal Navy.