commenced 4 day visit to Falmouth and returned to HMNB Devonport on 31 May 1966.
departed HMNB Devonport for a 10 month Far East deployment, returning on 25 Aug 1967.
departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic deployment, returning on 3 Dec 1967.
departed HMNB Devonport for a 3 month Caribbean deployment, returning on 29 March 1968.
departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean deployment, returning on 23 June 1968.
Ready for Wasp Refit at HMD Portsmouth to plate over forward Limbo tubes and install a flight deck, hangar and other Wasp Ships Flight support facilities.
the last vessel of RN to deploy for 12 months to the far east. Was plane guard for HMS Eagle to cover withdrawal from the Arabian Gulf 1971. Spent Christmas 1971 at Mombasa. Pans People filmed their Xmas Top of the Pops video on the Triumphs flight deck. Oversaw the handover of Singapore dockyard to the Sambawang shipping company, HMS Terror (Royal Navy barracks) was renamed for the ANZUK handover.
Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
developed a serious fire amidships in Indian Ocean while on Task Group 317.2 deployment and made Hong Kong for extensive repairs, under her own steam.
Collision rammed Icelandic cutter Tyr during Third Cod War.
Wasp flight formed 1977
XV639 youngest RN wasp
allocated 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV639 as /441 Falmouth Flt until c Mar 1980. Although other Wasps continued to be allocated to other Ships Flts, this was the last ship allocation, of the final UK Wasp produced.