01-may-97    to    29-aug-97

Operation Caxton

01-may-97    to    29-aug-97

montserrat Plymouth

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.


Dates UnitModels

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

helicopter   Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland Lynx HAS2 XZ727    


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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