Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month Gulf and Middle East deployment, returned Feb 2009
Left HMNB Portsmouth with 815 NAS, 211 Flt Lynx embarked, for a 7 month Middle East deployment supporting CTF150 and CTF151, returning on 27 May 2010.
to BAE Systems at HMD Portsmouth for her 4th refit, of 16 months. Work included more efficient progress through the water, upgrades to weapons and computer systems, new shafts and upgrade to accommodation. Could not afford the towed array sonar Type 2087 upgrade.
Commencement of sea trials following 16 month refit, prior to returning to the Fleet.
flying demonstration by Wildcat for South Korean Trade Delegation, off South Coast of UK. Only 2nd Type 23 to host a Wildcat (ZZ404, an Army AH.1 variant).
Portland Harbour 3 day visit to Portland, alongside the deep water berth, until 17 Feb.
Atlantic Patrol Task (North) departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month humanitarian and anti-narcotic deployment to the Caribbean and North Atlantic. 815 NAS 202 Flt Lynx HMA.8 /300-LA assigned. Supported in theatre by RFA Wave Knight. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth 18 Dec.
arrived in Grand Cayman for 4 day disaster preparedness visit
Kingston Bay weekend visit to Kingston, Jamaica, until 5 Aug.
visited Liverpool for 4 days. Ship open to Visitors on Sat 28 Feb. Departed 1 Mar.
Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month Atlantic mission, to relieve HMS Dragon. First UK vessel on operational deployment with Wildcat HMA.2ZZ377Voodoo (of 825 NAS 201 Flt) embarked. Supported by RFA Gold Rover from Jun to 8 Nov. Returned to Portsmouth 17 Dec.
Lobito visited Lobito for 4 day visit, including joint training with US Marines and Angolan forces