List of Operations


DatesOperationLocation
2024 Operation Aspides Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf
2024 Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024 norway NATO members from Norway to Greece
2023 Arandú 2023 argentina
2023 Quatorze Juillet 2023 france Paris
2023 APROC 2023 spain Base Aerea de Albacete
2023 King's Birthday Flypast 2023 united kingdom
2023 Hot Blade 2023 portugal
2023 Medevac from BBC Georgia portugal 700km off the Azores
2023 Exercise Montijo Merlin portugal
2023 Tac Blaze 23-1 united kingdom
2023 King Charles III Coronation Flypast united kingdom
2023 Rescue from Peneda-Gerês National Park portugal Peneda-Gerês National Park
2023 Rescue off Praia do Coelho portugal
2022 6th Meeting of Rescue Swimmers Association portugal
2022 International Naval Review: JMSDF 70th Anniversary japan Yokohama and Sagami Bay, Tokyo
2022 Falcon Autumn 2022 netherlands Netherlands
2022 Baltimore Fleet Week usa Baltimore, MD
2022 Quatorze Juillet 2022 france Paris
2022 G7 Summit 2022 germany Bavaria
2022 Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2022 norway North Atlantic / Norwegian Sea
2022 Exercise Cold Response 2022 norway North, central and SE Norway
2022 11th MEU 2022-2 usa Pearl Harbor, HI
2021 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) united kingdom Glasgow
2021 Galileo Search and Rescue Meet 2021 belgium
2021 Hot Blade 2021 portugal
2021 G7 Summit 2021 united kingdom West Cornwall
2021 Formidable Shield 2021 united kingdom Outer Hebrides, UK
2021 Exercise Strike Warrior 2021 united kingdom Scotland and the Western Isles
2020 Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2020 Rescue from f/v Aguas Santas portugal
2020 EUNAVFOR MED IRINI libya off Libya / Central Mediterranean
2020 Dynamic Manta 2020 italy Catania - Sicily
2019 MORSA 2019 portugal
2019 Exercise Joint Warrior 19-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2019 Exercise Bikini 2019 denmark Skrydstrup / Haderslev
2019 BALTOPS 19 germany Baltic Sea
2019 Australian Bushfires 2019-2020 australia East coast
2019 NATO Tiger Meet 2019 france Mont de Marsan / Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 40 Landes
2019 IMDEX Asia 2019 singapore Changi
2019 Exercise Dark Blade czech republic Náměšť nad Oslavou / Vysočina
2019 AUSINDEX 2019 india Bay of Bengal
2019 Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2019 Viking Sky Airlift Evacuation norway Hustadvika Bay
2019 Dynamic Manta 2019 italy Sicily
2019 Brumadinho Dam Collapse brazil Brumadinho, Minas Gerais
2019 World Economic Forum 2019 switzerland Davos-Klosters / Graubünden
2018 Operation Buckthorn united kingdom Lower Thames Estuary
2018 ExpoNaval 2018 chile Valparaiso
2018 CAEX II 2018 italy VITERBO DECIMOMANNU
2018 Exercise Saif Sareea 3 oman Duqm Port and Ras Markaz
2018 Exercise Pitch Black 2018 australia RAAF Darwin / RAAF Tindal
2018 RAF 100 Aniversary Flypast united kingdom
2018 5 Torri 2018 International alpine exercise italy Belluno Veneto
2018 Operation Newcombe mali arc around Sahel-Sahara
2018 Portland Fleet Week usa Portland, OR
2018 APROC 2018 netherlands Gilze-Rijen Air Base
2018 Joint Stars 2018 italy Sardinia
2018 Hot Blade 2018 portugal
2018 Exercise Joint Warrior 18-1 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2018 Navy Open Day 2018 new zealand Devonport
2018 Medevac from Cruise Liner Columbus portugal eastern North Atlantic
2017 Exercise Tropical Storm gabon Libreville
2017 Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations anguilla Caribbean Islands
2017 Grifone 2017 italy Dobbiaco - Trentino Alto Adige
2017 Hurricane Harvey usa Southern Texas
2017 Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 united kingdom Scotland and the Western Isles
2017 Medevac from Vega Virgo portugal eastern North Atlantic
2017 Coverack Flooding united kingdom Coverack, Duchy of Cornwall
2017 Quatorze Juillet 2017 france Paris
2017 Portugal Wildfires 2017 portugal Leiria
2017 APROC 2017 italy VENETO - FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
2017 Ariadne 2017 greece Gulf of Patras and Ionian Sea
2017 Cyclone Debbie australia Whitsunday Islands, Bowen, Proserpine and Collinsville
2017 Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2017 AW119Kx High Altitude Nepal Trials nepal Kathmandu
2017 CaSTA (Skiyng Alpin troups campionship) tecnical italy Alto Adige Valpusteria (Pustertal)
2017 Exercise Unified Trident bahrain Manama, Persian Gulf
2017 Operation Skinners Gold france Landivisiau
2016 International Naval Review: RNZN 75th Anniversary new zealand Auckland
2016 Black Blade 2016 belgium Florennes
2016 GRUFLEX 61 spain Balearic Islands
2016 Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations new zealand Kaikoura, South Island
2016 Operation Sea Guardian italy Central Mediterranean
2016 Fenix 16 spain El Atazar Dam, Madrid
2016 Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2016 Hurricane Matthew relief operations haiti Northern Caribbean and the Bahamas
2016 Exercise Emerald Move 2016 italy Tyrrhenian Sea
2016 Ejercicio Guarani 2016 argentina Paso de Los Libres and Monte Caseros, Corrientes
2016 Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) 2016 Mediterranean, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf
2016 Exercise Kakadu 16 australia Darwin
2016 Operation Odyssey Lightning libya Sirte
2016 THPU 2016 belgium Beauvechain airbase
2016 Tiger Meet 2016 spain Zaragoza
2016 Exercise Komodo 2016 indonesia Padang and Mentawai Islands
2016 Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2016 Exercise Real Thaw 2016 portugal
2016 Cold Response 2016 norway Tr​øndelag, Central Norway
2016 Modern Express Rescue spain Bay of Biscay
2016 Manhunt in Argentina: Profugos Lanatta y Schillaci argentina Santa Fe province
2015 Exercise UNITAS Atlantic 2015 brazil off Sao Paulo
2015 Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2015 Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 spain Eastern N Atlantic and Northern Mediterranean
2015 SAR Meet 2015 germany Nordholz
2015 Talisman Sabre 2015 australia Fog Bay, NT and Shoalwater Bay, Qld
2015 Marinedagen 2015 netherlands Den Helder
2015 Exercício Operacional CSAR 2015 brazil Campo Grande airbase
2015 Italian Blade 2015 italy Viterbo
2015 Operation Sophia libya Mediterranean waters
2015 BALTOPS 15 poland Poland, Baltic states and the Baltic Sea
2015 THPU 2015 belgium Beauvechain airbase
2015 Operation Weald united kingdom Mediterranean between Libya and Sicily
2015 Nepal Earthquake 2015 nepal Gorkha district
2015 Exercise Balikatan 2015 philippines Philippine Sea
2015 Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2015 Staff College Sea Days 2015 united kingdom Browndown and the Solent
2015 Operation Atlantic Resolve Eastern Europe
2015 DAKAR 2015 Argentina, Bolivia, Chile
2015 Operation Toral afghanistan Kabul
2015 Resolute Support afghanistan Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif
2014 mv Norman Atlantic Rescue italy Strait of Otranto, Adriatic Sea
2014 Exponaval 2014 chile Concon, Valparaiso
2014 Operação Djarfogo Cape Verde / Cabo Verde Parque Natural de Fogo
2014 International Mine Counter Measures Exercise 2014 oman Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and Red Sea
2014 Operation Gritrock sierra leone Kerry Town, Freetown
2014 Exercise Joint Warrior 14-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2014 San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 usa San Francisco
2014 CJPRSC 2014 belgium Florennes
2014 SAR meet 2014 netherlands Leeuwarden
2014 Opération Chammal iraq Iraq and Syria
2014 Operation Barkhane mali arc around Sahel-Sahara
2014 11th MEU WESTPAC 14-2
2014 Hot Blade 2014 portugal Ovar airbase, Centro Region
2014 Quatorze Juillet 2014 france Paris, France
2014 BALTOPS 14 baltic sea
2014 Minusca central african republic
2014 SATER 01-14 italy BELLUNO - VENETO
2014 Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2014 NSS 2014 netherlands The Hague
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa liberia Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
2013 Operation Sangaris central african republic Bangui
2013 Rescue from f/v Ghandhi portugal c 140nm SW of Lisbon
2013 Typhoon Haiyan relief operations philippines whole archipelago
2013 Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 australia Sydney, NSW
2013 Exercise Wallaby 2013 australia Queensland, AU
2013 Cougar 13 united kingdom Gulf, Red Sea and Horn of Africa
2013 Hot Blade 2013 portugal Ovar airbase, Centro Region
2013 Talisman Saber 2013 australia Queensland
2013 Quatorze Juillet 2013 france Paris
2013 Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary united kingdom Liverpool
2013 MINUSMA mali Barnako, Gao
2012 Quatorze Juillet 2012 france Paris, France
2012 Hot Blade 2012 portugal Ovar airbase, Centro Region
2012 Fly out MFG-5 Kiel germany Kiel, Germany
2012 AirMed and Rescue 2012 united kingdom London Oxford Airport, Kidlington
2012 NOLA Navy Week usa New Orleans, USA
2012 Exercise Malabar 2012 india Bay of Bengal
2011 6th G20 Summit france Cannes
2011 Staff College Sea Days 2011 united kingdom Gosport, UK
2011 Grounding of mv Rena new zealand Bay of Plenty
2011 Grifone (Griffin) 2011 italy ’aviosuperficie di Masera (Domodossola)
2011 Operation Jaguar jamaica Jamaica
2011 11th MEU 2011-08 usa San Diego, CA
2011 Quatorze Juillet 2011 france Paris, France
2011 naval days 2011 (marinedagen) netherlands Den Helder, Netherlands
2011 IMDEX Asia 2011 singapore Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore
2011 Operation Unified Protector libya off LIbya
2011 Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief japan North Eastern Japan
2011 Operation Deference libya Benghazi and Tripoli
2011 Christchurch Earthquake 2011 new zealand Christchurch and surroundings
2010 Fleet Review: 500 years anniversary of RDN denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Quatorze Juillet 2010 france Paris, France
2010 Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy canada Bedford Basin, Halifax, NS
2010 BALTOPS 10 baltic sea
2010 SAR meet 2010 belgium Koksijde Belgium
2010 Exercise Auriga 2010 usa Western Atlantic and Eastern USA seaboard
2010 Operation Cunningham Santander to Portsmouth
2010 Rescue from mv Kea spain off Galicia
2010 Tac Blaze 10-1 united kingdom RAF Spadeadam
2010 Heliraid Patagonia 2010 argentina Patagonia
2010 New Horizons 2011 haiti Haiti
2010 Operation Panlake haiti Haiti
2009 Rescue from Trawler Trevessa united kingdom c 25 nm S of Isles of Scilly
2009 Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2009 Tac Blaze 09-2 united kingdom RAF Spadeadam
2009 Quatorze Juillet 2009 france Paris
2009 SAR meet 2009 netherlands Leeuwarden
2009 Combined Task Force 151 somalia Horn of Africa and east coast of Somalia
2008 Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 united kingdom Scotland and Western Isles
2008 Hurricane Ike relief operations Turks
2008 SAR Meet 2008 germany Kiel
2008 Spring Flag 2008 italy Decimomannu Sardinia - Trapani Birgi Sicily
2007 Exercise Malabar 07-2 india Bay of Bengal
2007 BALTOPS 07 baltic sea
2007 MSC Napoli rescue united kingdom c 40nm SE of the Lizard
2006 Evacuation of non-essential offshore personnel netherlands c 10nm NW of Den Helder
2006 Operation Vela (Green Eagle) sierra leone Sierra Leone
2006 Operation Highbrow lebanon Beirut, Lebanon
2006 Fleet Review: 50th Anniversary of Nigerian Navy nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
2005 Operation Maturin pakistan Kashmir / Muzaffarabad
2005 Volcanex 2005 belgium Florennes, Belgium
2005 Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 united kingdom Spithead, Portsmouth
2005 SAR meet 2005 germany Kiel-Holtenau, Germany
2005 BALTOPS 05 baltic sea
2005 SNMG2 Mediterranean Sea
2005 SNMG1 Eastern North Atlantic
2005 FRONTEX European Union
2004 EUFOR Althea bosnia herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
2004 Operation Phillis ivory coast Abidjan
2004 Glen Ogle (A85) landslide united kingdom Lochhearnhead, Scotland
2004 Boscastle Flood Disaster united kingdom Boscastle / Kastel Botrel
2004 RIMPAC 04 usa Hawaii
2003 SFIR (stabilisation force Iraq) iraq Iraq
2003 Operation Telic iraq Iraq
2003 Operation Falconer iraq Iraq
2002 Combined Task Force 150 somalia Gulf of Aden / Horn of Africa / east coast Somalia
2001 ISAF afghanistan Afghanistan
2001 Operation Herrick afghanistan Kabul and Helmand Province
2001 International Festival of Sea 2001 united kingdom Portsmouth
2001 Exercise Proban Tiramus 2001 united kingdom
2001 Chisholm Fire canada Chisholm, Slave Lake and Smith
2000 Operation Barras sierra leone Occra Hills
2000 Exercise Flying Fish 2000 malaysia Malaysia, Signapore and South China Sea
2000 3rd visit of Pope John Paul II to Fatima portugal
2000 Operation Palliser sierra leone Sierra Leone
1999 Rescue from mv Erika france off Brittany
1999 UNTAET east timor Dili
1999 San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 usa San Francisco
1999 Operation Langar East Timor / Timor Leste
1999 KFOR (kosovo force) yugoslavia Kosovo
1998 Operation Tellar honduras Honduras and Nicaragua and adjoining areas
1998 Exercise Lemon Shark united kingdom Irish Sea / Cardigan Bay
1998 International Festival of Sea united kingdom Portsmouth
1998 Evacuation from Bissau guinea-bissau
1998 Co-Operative Jaguar 98 denmark Karup, Denmark
1998 Operation Resilient sierra leone Freetown
1997 Operation Belisi solomon islands Bougainville, Solomon Islands
1997 Operation Caxton montserrat Plymouth
1997 Operation Helvin albania off Durres
1997 Rescue from ms Herald of Free Enterprise belgium Zeebrugge
1996 SFOR (stabilisation force) bosnia herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
1995 IFOR (implementation force) bosnia herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
1995 Operation Harlech montserrat Plymouth
1994 SAR meet 1994 netherlands Leeuwarden Netherlands
1994 D-Day 50th Anniversary Flypast united kingdom Lee-on-Solent
1994 BALTOPS 94 baltic sea
1993 Operation Sharp Guard yugoslavia Adriatic Sea
1993 Rescue from tanker Shiokaze netherlands c 40nm W of Terschelling
1992 Orient 92 deployment Indian Ocean
1992 mv Quiberon fire france Between Plymouth and Roscoff
1992 UNPROFOR bosnia herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
1991 Rescue from fishing ship Kartli united kingdom Off Islay
1991 Rescue of mv Oceanos Cruise Liner south africa outside Coffee Bay, Transkie Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1991 Bangladesh Cyclone relief bangladesh Bay of Bengal
1991 Operation Haven iraq Northern Iraq
1991 Operation Eastern Exit somalia US Embassy, Mogadishu
1991 Opération Bérénice somalia Mogadishu
1990 Operation Desert Shield/Storm iraq Iraq
1990 Operation Corymbe equatorial guinea Gulf of Guinea, Senegal to Angola coasts
1990 Operation MANITOU Middle East
1989 Rescue from mv Muree united kingdom 25nm SE of Start Point
1988 Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute australia Sydney
1987 Jaffna University Assault sri lanka Jaffna
1987 Operation Prometheus iran Strait orf Hormuz
1986 Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN australia Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia
1986 Fleet days 1986 netherlands Den Helder, Netherlands
1986 Caribbean Flood Relief operations Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti
1986 Operation Clover gibraltar Gibraltar
1986 Operation Eschew Turks and Caicos Islands
1986 Operation Balsac yemen Democratic Republic of South Yemen
1985 Tragedia de Armero colombia Armeo, Tolima
1983 Rescue from mv Antrim Princess united kingdom off Larne, NI
1983 Operation Offcut lebanon Beirut
1983 Operation Meebos angola Mupa
1982 Operation Keyhole South Thule, South Sandwich Islands
1982 Atlantic Patrol Task (South) South Atlantic
1982 Operation Paraquat South Georgia
1982 Operation Corporate South Atlantic
1982 Operation BAT Bahamas, Turks and Caicos
1981 Union Star and the Penlee Lifeboat tragedy united kingdom off Cornish coast
1981 Rescue from mv Melpol united kingdom English Channel
1981 Operation Kerslig angola Luanda
1981 4th World Helicopter Championships poland Piotrkrow Trybunalski
1981 Multinational Force and Observers egypt Israel Egypt border
1980 Armilla Patrol Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman
1980 British Helicopter Championships united kingdom Sandown Park
1980 Operation Eagles Claw iran Iran
1979 Operation Agila zimbabwe Rhodesia - Zambia border areas
1979 Operation Uric mozambique Gaza Province
1979 Hurricane David relief operations dominican republic Dominican Republic
1979 Rescue from Fastnet Yacht Race ireland Fastnet
1978 UNIFIL / NorAir / ItalAir lebanon Naqura in Lebanon
1978 Rescue from VLCC Amoco Cadiz france Bretagne
1978 Exercise Arctic Express 78 norway Northern Norway
1977 Operation Journeyman South Atlantic
1977 Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen united kingdom Spithead, Portsmouth
1975 Operation Stella vietnam South Vietnam
1975 Separation of Cypriot states cyprus Cyprus
1975 mv Lovat rescue united kingdom c 25nm SW of The Lizard
1974 Cyclone Tracy relief operations australia Darwin, Northern Territory
1974 Partition of Cyprus cyprus Cyprus
1974 Rescue from ss Merc Enterprise united kingdom c 30 nm S of Plymouth
1973 Yom Kippur War israel Suez Canal, Sinai and Golan Heights
1973 Operação Auréola mozambique
1973 World Helicopter Championships united kingdom
1973 Operation Hurricane mozambique Tete Province
1972 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition united kingdom RNAS Lee-on-Solent, UK
1971 Indo-Pakistan war contingency Bay of Bengal
1971 RAF Luqa tornado malta RAF Luqa
1971 5th International Helicopter SAR Competition united kingdom RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
1971 Operation Águia Real portugal
1971 Operation Epigram malaysia western Malaysia
1970 Operation Burlap bangladesh East Pakistan cyclone relief
1970 Exercise Lime Jug malta Ph 1 off Malta, Ph2 off Cyprus
1970 Operação Nó Górdio mozambique Cabo Delgado Province
1970 Great Peruvian Earthquake relief operations peru Ancash Province / Chimbote
1970 Rescue from tanker Tiskeri united kingdom Little Sole Bank
1970 Apollo XIII splashdown recovery South Pacific, Rio, Mauritius
1970 Operação Carnaval angola Quitapa, Malanje province
1969 Operation Banner united kingdom Northern Ireland
1969 Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet united kingdom Torbay
1969 Operação Zeta mozambique Maconde Plateau
1969 Daily Mail Atlantic Air Race united kingdom London
1969 Operation Sheepskin anguilla Anguilla
1969 Operação Volcano guinea-bissau
1968 Operation Diogenes gibraltar Gibraltar
1968 Exercise Coral Sands australia Solomon Sea, Coral Sea and Shoalwater Bay
1967 Six Day War (Operation Focus) israel Egypt, Jordan and Syria
1967 Operation Barracuda guinea-bissau Gã Formoso
1966 Operação Samurai guinea-bissau Caiar and Como Islands
1966 Operation Fate Arabian Sea
1966 Beira Patrol Mozambique Channel
1965 Exercise FOTEX 65 singapore Andaman Sea
1965 Operação Aniversário angola Dembos, NW Angola
1964 Operation White Horse guyana Mahaicony Creek
1964 Operation Sea Orbit Around-the-world
1964 Tercentenary of the Royal Marines united kingdom Central London
1964 Operation Flamingo yemen Aden / Radfan
1964 UNFICYP cyprus initially, Nicosia and Limassol
1964 East African Mutinies Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
1964 Operation Nutcracker yemen Aden / Radfan
1962 Konfrontasi malaysia North Borneo, Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah
1962 Rescue from Trawler Jeanne Gougy united kingdom Lands End
1962 Exercise FOTEX 62 South China Sea
1962 Operation Rich Man united kingdom Coventry
1961 Rescue from mv Halronell ireland off County Wexford
1961 Mombasa Flood Relief Operations kenya Kenya
1961 Operação Auta angola Cando, Serra de Canda, N Angola
1961 Operation Vantage kuwait Kuwait
1961 Algerian Independence Conference (Evian Accords) france Évian-les-Bains
1958 Operation Fortitude jordan Amman
1958 Operation Blue Bat lebanon Beirut
1957 International Fleet Review, Virginia 1957 usa Hampton Roads, VA
1957 Operation Grapple australia Christmas Island, Pacific Ocean
1956 The Border Campaign united kingdom Northern Ireland
1956 Operation Musketeer egypt Suez Canal Zone
1955 Second Indochina War (Vietnam War) vietnam Vietnam
1955 Operation Snowdrop united kingdom Northern Scotland and Orkney Isles
1953 Operation Cyclone malaysia Kluang
1953 Great Kefalonia Earthquake relief greece Ionian Islands
1953 Fleet Review: Coronation Review of the Fleet united kingdom Spithead, Portsmouth
1953 Operation WaNo netherlands Netherlands
1952 Operation Hurricane australia Montebello Islands, off Western Australia
1948 Operation Firedog malaysia Malay peninsula



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