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Operations in Iraq: First Reflections

Annex C - Deployed Forces
19 March - 15 April

Royal Navy

Vessel Type / Class Deployment dates Aircraft / Other notes
Carrier Task Group
HMS ARK ROYAL Aircraft carrier 11 Jan - 17 May with 4 Sea King Mk 7 (849 NAS), 5 Chinook (18 Sqn RAF)
HMS OCEAN Helicopter carrier 17 Jan - 28 May with 10 Sea King Mk 4 (845 NAS), 6 Lynx AH7, 6 Gazelle AH1 (847 NAS)
HMS CHATHAM Type 22 frigate 30 Jan - with 2 Lynx (815 NAS)
HMS MARLBOROUGH Type 23 frigate 17 Jan - 20 Apr with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)
HMS RICHMOND Type 23 frigate 10 Feb - with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)
HMS EDINBURGH Type 42 destroyer 17 Jan - 28 May with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)
HMS LIVERPOOL Type 42 destroyer 17 Jan - 20 Apr with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)
HMS YORK Type 42 destroyer 17 Jan - 17 May with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)
RFA SIR GALAHAD Landing ship logistic 15 Jan -  
RFA SIR PERCIVALE Landing ship logistic 15 Jan - 28 May  
RFA SIR TRISTRAM Landing ship logistic 15 Jan - 4 Aug  
Submarines
HMS SPLENDID Swiftsure class nuclear-
powered attack submarine
9 Jan -  
HMS TURBULENT Trafalgar class nuclear-
powered attack submarine
20 Jun 02 - 16 Apr  
Maritime Counter Measures Group
RFA SIR BEDIVERE  Mine countermeasures
(MCM) support ship
26 Nov - 28 May  
HMS BANGOR Sandown class MCM vessel 26 Nov - 20 Jun  
HMS BLYTH Sandown class MCM vessel 26 Nov - 22 May  
HMS BROCKLESBY Hunt class MCM vessel 26 Nov - 22 May  
HMS SANDOWN Sandown class MCM vessel 26 Nov - 20 Jun  
HMS GRIMSBY Sandown class MCM vessel 20 Jan - 4 Aug  
HMS LEDBURY Hunt class MCM vessel 20 Jan - 4 Aug  
HMS RAMSEY Sandown class MCM vessel 15 Mar - 4 Aug  
HMS SHOREHAM Sandown class MCM vessel 15 Mar - 4 Aug  
Afloat Support Group
RFA BAYLEAF Fleet support tanker - 12 Apr  
RFA BRAMBLELEAF Fleet support tanker 6 Jan -  
RFA FORT AUSTIN Fleet support stores ship 24 Jan - 28 May with 4 Sea King Mk 6 (820 NAS)
RFA FORT ROSALIE Fleet support stores ship 9 Feb - 28 May  
RFA FORT VICTORIA Fleet support tanker
and stores ship
18 Jan - with 4 Merlin (814 NAS)
RFA GREY ROVER Small fleet tanker 30 Jan - 20 Apr

retasked from South Atlantic

RFA ORANGELEAF Fleet support tanker 2 Feb - 28 May  
RFA DILIGENCE Forward repair ship    
RFA ARGUS Primary casualty receiving ship 15 Jan - 28 May with 2 Sea King Mk 6 (820 NAS)
RFA SEA CRUSADER Strategic lift ro-ro 5 Feb - 26 May  
HMS ROEBUCK Hydrographic survey vessel - 9 Jun already in theatre
6 x chartered commercial shipping
6 x Strategic Sealift Capability (ro-ro ferries), manned by Sponsored Reserves
Naval Air Squadrons (NAS)
embarked as shown under 'Aircraft' column above
814 Naval Air Squadron 845 Naval Air Squadron    
815 Naval Air Squadron 847 Naval Air Squadron    
820 Naval Air Squadron 849 Naval Air Squadron    
Royal Naval Reserve
Reservists from the following Reserve Training Centres:
HMS CAMBRIA  HMS CALLIOPE (Newcastle/Gateshead),  HMS CAROLINE (Belfast), HMS DALRIADA (Greenock/Glasgow), HMS EAGLET (Liverpool),  HMS FERRET (Chicksands), HMS FLYING FOX (Bristol), HMS FORWARD (Birmingham),  HMS KING ALFRED (Portsmouth), HMS PRESIDENT (London), HMS SCOTIA (Rosyth), HMS SHERWOOD (Nottingham),  HMS VIVID (Plymouth), HMS WILDFIRE (Northwood),  RNR Air Branch at HMS HERON (RNAS Yeovilton)

Royal Marines and Commando Forces

HQ 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines    Elements of:
40 Commando Royal Marines    Commander UK Amphibious Forces
42 Commando Royal Marines    45 Commando Royal Marines
UK Landing Force Command Support Group    20 Commando Battery Royal Artillery
Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines    Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines
29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery    4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines
539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines    Royal Marines Band Service
9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines    Royal Marine Reserve City of London
59 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers    Royal Marine Reserve Scotland
131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers)    Royal Marine Rserve Bristol
     Royal Marine Reserve Merseyside
     Royal Marine Reserve Tyne

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