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Operations in Iraq: Lessons for the Future

ANNEX B - DEPLOYED FORCES - 19 March-30 September

Royal Navy

Vessel Type / Class Deployment dates Aircraft / Other notes
Amphibious Task Group

HMS ARK ROYAL

Aircraft carrier
(in helicopter carrier role)

11 Jan - 17 May

with 4 Sea King Mk 7 (849 NAS), 5 Chinook (18 Sqn RAF)

HMS OCEAN

Helicopter carrier

16 Jan - 28 May

with 10 Sea King Mk 4 (845 NAS), 6 Lynx AH7, 6 Gazelle AH1 (847 NAS)

HMS CHATHAM

Type 22 frigate

16 Jan - 8 Aug

with 2 Lynx (815 NAS)

HMS KENT

Type 23 frigate

5 Jun -

with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)

HMS MARLBOROUGH

Type 23 frigate

17 Jan - 8 Aug

with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)

HMS RICHMOND

Type 23 frigate

10 Feb - 1 Aug

with 1 Lynx (815 NAS)

HMS SUTHERLAND

Type 23 frigate

9 Jun - 3 Dec

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 - 5 Aug

 

RFA SIR PERCIVALE

Landing ship logistic

15 Jan - 28 May

 

RFA SIR TRISTRAM

Landing ship logistic

17 Jan - 28 May

 

Submarines

HMS SPLENDID

Swiftsure class

11 Jan - 17 Jul

nuclear-powered attack submarine

HMS TRIUMPH

Trafalgar class

2 Jun -

nuclear-powered attack submarine

HMS TURBULENT

Trafalgar class

20 Jun 02 - 16 Apr

nuclear-powered attack submarine

Maritime Counter Measures Group

RFA SIR BEDIVERE

Mine countermeasures
(MCM) support ship

10 Sep - 28 May

 

RFA SIR TRISTRAM

MCM support ship

28 May - 4 Aug

 

HMS ROEBUCK

Hydrographic survey vessel

- 9 Jun

 

HMS BANGOR

Sandown class MCM vessel

10 Sep - 20 Jun

 

HMS BLYTH

Sandown class MCM vessel

10 Sep - 22 May

 

HMS BROCKLESBY

Hunt class MCM vessel

10 Sep - 22 May

 

HMS SANDOWN

Sandown class MCM vessel

10 Sep - 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

24 Mar - 4 Aug

 

HMS SHOREHAM

Sandown class MCM vessel

24 Mar - 4 Aug

 

Fleet Diving Unit 2

 

10 May - 2 Aug

 

Fleet Diving Unit 3

 

10 Sep - 24 Mar

 

Fleet Support Unit 1

 

10 Sep - 24 Mar

 

Fleet Support Unit 2

 

 

 

Afloat Support Group

RFA BAYLEAF

Fleet support tanker

- 12 Apr, 26 Sep -

returned to theatre

RFA BRAMBLELEAF

Fleet support tanker

6 Jan - 24 Oct

 

RFA ORANGELEAF

Fleet support tanker

2 Feb - 28 May

 

RFA FORT AUSTIN

Fleet support stores ship

24 Jan - 28 May

with 4 Sea King 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 - 28 May

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

30 Jan - 11 Aug

 

RFA ARGUS

Primary casualty receiving ship

15 Jan - 28 May

with 2 Sea King 6 (820 NAS)

RFA SEA CRUSADER

Strategic lift ro-ro

5 Feb - 26 May

 

       

6 x chartered commercial shipping

4 x Strategic Sealift Capability (ro-ro ferries), manned by Sponsored Reserves

Headquarters and Command Afloat

Commander UK Maritime Forces

Commander Amphibious Task Group

Commander Mine Countermeasures Squadron One

Naval Air Squadrons (NAS)

embarked as shown under 'Aircraft' column above

814 Naval Air Squadron

846 Naval Air Squadron

   

815 Naval Air Squadron

847 Naval Air Squadron

   

820 Naval Air Squadron

849 Naval Air Squadron

   

845 Naval Air Squadron

 

   
Royal Naval Reserve

Reservists from the following Reserve Training Centres:
HMS CAMBRIA (Sully), 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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