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  • montserrat Operation Caxton

    Plymouth


    01-may-97    to    29-aug-97





    In response to continuing eruptions from the Soufriere Hills, a voluntary evacuation of the island began in May 1997. The British government sent HMS Liverpool and RFA Black Rover to assist. The mission was given a renewed impetus after 25 Jun, when a pyroclastic flow claimed more lives.

    Royal Marines from 42 Commando also placed additional instrumentation around the volcano to improve monitoring efforts. The operation continued until 29 Aug.


    Units

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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels





    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


    Individual helicopters


    Model IDs
    Westland Lynx HAS2 XZ727    


    Ships

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    ClassesShips
    Guided-Missile Destroyer  Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class   Royal Navy D92 HMS Liverpool,
    Support Ship  Rover class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A273 RFA Black Rover,






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