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There were emotional scenes in Portsmouth as friends and family welcomed home the crew of HMS Daring.
The Type-45 destroyer had spent nine months at sea supporting the military campaign against so-called Islamic State.
The ship and her 250-strong crew was deployed to the the Gulf to patrol shipping lanes and help protect US aircraft carriers engaged in bombing raids in Iraq and Syria.
Anita Roberts, who lives in Poundbury, says the effects of the disorder are also felt by the family and their friends and relations - and that can often be forgotten. Her husband served in the Royal Navy for 30 years and developed post traumatic stress disorder after his experiences in the Falklands conflict. He was on HMS Sheffield when it was hit by an Argentine missile 35 years ago today. Anita says writing poetry is one thing that's helped her deal with the situation.