Operation Corporate South Atlantic
---- Select Operation ---- 11th MEU 2011-08 11th MEU 2022-2 11th MEU WESTPAC 14-2 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) 4th World Helicopter Championships 5 Torri 2018 International alpine exercise 5th International Helicopter SAR Competition 6th G20 Summit 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition mv Norman Atlantic Rescue AirMed and Rescue 2012 Apollo XIII splashdown recovery APROC 2017 APROC 2018 Ariadne 2017 Armilla Patrol Atlantic Patrol Task (South) AUSINDEX 2019 Australian Bushfires 2019-2020 AW119Kx High Altitude Nepal Trials Baltimore Fleet Week BALTOPS 05 BALTOPS 07 BALTOPS 10 BALTOPS 14 BALTOPS 15 BALTOPS 19 BALTOPS 94 Bangladesh Cyclone relief Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary Beira Patrol Black Blade 2016 Boscastle Flood Disaster British Helicopter Championships Brumadinho Dam Collapse CAEX II 2018 Caribbean Flood Relief operations CaSTA (Skiyng Alpin troups campionship) tecnical Christchurch Earthquake 2011 CJPRSC 2014 Co-Operative Jaguar 98 Cold Response 2016 Combined Task Force 150 Combined Task Force 151 Cougar 13 Coverack Flooding Cyclone Debbie Cyclone Tracy relief operations D-Day 50th Anniversary Flypast Daily Mail Atlantic Air Race DAKAR 2015 Dynamic Manta 2019 Dynamic Manta 2020 East African Mutinies Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Ejercicio Guarani 2016 EUFOR Althea EUNAVFOR MED IRINI Evacuation of non-essential offshore personnel Exercício Operacional CSAR 2015 Exercise Arctic Express 78 Exercise Auriga 2010 Exercise Balikatan 2015 Exercise Bikini 2019 Exercise Coral Sands Exercise Dark Blade Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2022 Exercise Emerald Move 2016 Exercise Flying Fish 2000 Exercise FOTEX 62 Exercise FOTEX 65 Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 Exercise Joint Warrior 14-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1 Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Exercise Joint Warrior 18-1 Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 Exercise Joint Warrior 19-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Exercise Kakadu 16 Exercise Komodo 2016 Exercise Lemon Shark Exercise Lime Jug Exercise Malabar 07-2 Exercise Pitch Black 2018 Exercise Saif Sareea 3 Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 Exercise Strike Warrior 2021 Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 Exercise Tropical Storm Exercise Unified Trident Exercise UNITAS Atlantic 2015 Exercise Wallaby 2013 Exponaval 2014 ExpoNaval 2018 Fenix 16 Fleet days 1986 Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy Fleet Review: 500 years anniversary of RDN Fleet Review: 50th Anniversary of Nigerian Navy Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute Fleet Review: Coronation Review of the Fleet Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Fly out MFG-5 Kiel Formidable Shield 2021 FRONTEX G7 Summit 2021 G7 Summit 2022 Glen Ogle (A85) landslide Great Kefalonia Earthquake relief Great Peruvian Earthquake relief operations Grifone (Griffin) 2011 Grifone 2017 Grounding of mv Rena GRUFLEX 61 Heliraid Patagonia 2010 Hot Blade 2012 Hot Blade 2013 Hot Blade 2014 Hurricane David relief operations Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Ike relief operations Hurricane Matthew relief operations Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations IFOR (implementation force) IMDEX Asia 2011 IMDEX Asia 2019 Indo-Pakistan war contingency International Festival of Sea International Festival of Sea 2001 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 International Fleet Review, Virginia 1957 International Mine Counter Measures Exercise 2014 International Naval Review: RNZN 75th Anniversary ISAF Italian Blade 2015 Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) 2016 Joint Stars 2018 Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations KFOR (kosovo force) Konfrontasi Manhunt in Argentina: Profugos Lanatta y Schillaci Marinedagen 2015 MINUSMA Modern Express Rescue Mombasa Flood Relief Operations MSC Napoli rescue Multinational Force and Observers mv Lovat rescue mv Quiberon fire NATO Tiger Meet 2019 naval days 2011 (marinedagen) Navy Open Day 2018 Nepal Earthquake 2015 New Horizons 2011 NOLA Navy Week NSS 2014 Opération Chammal Operation Agila Operation Atlantic Resolve Operation Balsac Operation Banner Operation Barkhane Operation Barras Operation BAT Operation Belisi Operation Blue Bat Operation Buckthorn Operation Burlap Operation Caxton Operation Clover Operation Corporate Operation Cunningham Operation Deference Operation Desert Shield/Storm Operation Diogenes Operation Eagles Claw Operation Eastern Exit Operation Epigram Operation Eschew Operation Falconer Operation Fate Operation Firedog Operation Flamingo Operation Fortitude Operation Grapple Operation Gritrock Operation Harlech Operation Haven Operation Helvin Operation Herrick Operation Highbrow Operation Hurricane Operation Jaguar Operation Journeyman Operation Kerslig Operation Keyhole Operation Langar Operation MANITOU Operation Maturin Operation Meebos Operation Musketeer Operation Newcombe Operation Nutcracker Operation Odyssey Lightning Operation Offcut Operation Palliser Operation Panlake Operation Paraquat Operation Phillis Operation Prometheus Operation Resilient Operation Rich Man Operation Sangaris Operation Sea Guardian Operation Sea Orbit Operation Sheepskin Operation Skinners Gold Operation Snowdrop Operation Sophia Operation Stella Operation Telic Operation Tellar Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Operation Toral Operation Unified Protector Operation Uric Operation Vantage Operation Vela (Green Eagle) Operation WaNo Operation Weald Operation White Horse Orient 92 deployment Partition of Cyprus Portland Fleet Week Portugal Wildfires 2017 Quatorze Juillet 2009 Quatorze Juillet 2010 Quatorze Juillet 2011 Quatorze Juillet 2012 Quatorze Juillet 2013 Quatorze Juillet 2014 Quatorze Juillet 2017 RAF Luqa tornado Rescue from ms Herald of Free Enterprise Rescue from mv Antrim Princess Rescue from mv Halronell Rescue from mv Melpol Rescue from mv Muree Rescue from Fastnet Yacht Race Rescue from fishing ship Kartli Rescue from ss Merc Enterprise Rescue from tanker Shiokaze Rescue from tanker Tiskeri Rescue from Trawler Jeanne Gougy Rescue from Trawler Trevessa Rescue of mv Oceanos Cruise Liner Resolute Support RIMPAC 04 San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 SAR meet 1994 SAR meet 2005 SAR Meet 2008 SAR meet 2009 SAR meet 2010 SAR meet 2014 SAR Meet 2015 SATER 01-14 Second Indochina War (Vietnam War) Separation of Cypriot states SFIR (stabilisation force Iraq) SFOR (stabilisation force) Six Day War (Operation Focus) SNMG1 SNMG2 Spring Flag 2008 Staff College Sea Days 2011 Staff College Sea Days 2015 Tac Blaze 09-2 Tac Blaze 10-1 Talisman Saber 2013 Talisman Sabre 2015 Tercentenary of the Royal Marines The Border Campaign THPU 2015 THPU 2016 Tiger Meet 2016 Tragedia de Armero Typhoon Haiyan relief operations UNFICYP UNIFIL / NorAir / ItalAir Union Star and the Penlee Lifeboat tragedy UNPROFOR Viking Sky Airlift Evacuation Volcanex 2005 World Economic Forum 2019 Yom Kippur War ---- Operations List ---- 02-apr-82 to 17-jun-82
Operation Corporate was the UK name given to the conflict between it and Argentina to retake the Falkand Islands (Islas Malvinas) and associated South Atlantic territories following their seizure by military invasion in early April 1982. The UK despatched a large naval task force and associated air and land forces, often using the Ascension Island as a mid point mounting base. Most of the UKs helicopter squadrons and/or their personnel found themselves involved in this operation sooner or later. Many of the helicopter types involved were upgraded to improve their capabilities or survivability. This conflict also marked the first combat use of the newly delivered RAF Chinook HC Mk1, and where several were lost, along with many other reinforcement helicopters, following the Exocet sinking of the Atlantic Conveyor.
The operation highlighted the drawbacks of relying on a non-organic maritime reconnaissance capability, following the HM Treasury-led retirement of the Gannet AEW.3 force and the inflexibility in the deployment of Shackleton AEW.2 and Nimrod MR.2 shore-based assets to support the Fleet in a timely fashion. On the plus side, it led to the development of the
Sea King AEW.2
and its successors plus the adoption of more robust anti-missile defence systems and a re-learning of lessons about the use of low combustibility materials for the surface fleet.
indeed it was not the lack of maritime recce capability that was exposed, as the Nimrod MR2 (not the Mk 1 was indicated above) was fitted with in-flight refuelling probes specifically to operate in the combat zone, and the organic Sea Kings and Sea Harriers were employed for these duties too. The fundamental deficiency was organic airborne early warning (AEW) as the only available UK aircraft, the Shackleton AEW Mk2 had insufficient endurance to operate in the South Atlantic.
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details
Classes Ships Aircraft Carrier Improved Centaur class R12 HMS Hermes, Aircraft Carrier V STOL Invincible class R05 HMS Invincible, Helicopter Carrier Engadine class K08 RFA Engadine, Helicopter Carrier Argus class A135 RFA Argus, Guided-Missile Destroyer County class D18 HMS Antrim, D19 HMS Glamorgan, Guided-Missile Destroyer Type 82 Bristol class D23 HMS Bristol, Guided-Missile Destroyer Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class D108 HMS Cardiff, D118 HMS Coventry, D80 HMS Sheffield, D88 HMS Glasgow, D89 HMS Exeter, Frigate Type 12 Rothesay class F101 HMS Yarmouth, F126 HMS Plymouth, Frigate Type 21 Amazon class F170 HMS Antelope, F171 HMS Active, F172 HMS Ambuscade, F173 HMS Arrow, F174 HMS Alacrity, F184 HMS Ardent, F185 HMS Avenger, Frigate Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class F88 HMS Broadsword, F90 HMS Brilliant, Frigate Exocet Leander class F127 HMS Penelope, F45 HMS Minerva, Frigate Seawolf Leander class F57 HMS Andromeda, Frigate Towed Array Exocet Leander class F56 HMS Argonaut, Corvette Castle class patrol vessel P258 HMS Leeds Castle, Landing Ship/Platform Dock Fearless class L10 HMS Fearless, L11 HMS Intrepid, Landing Ship/Platform Dock Round Table class L3004 RFA Sir Bedivere, L3005 RFA Sir Galahad, L3027 RFA Sir Geraint, L3029 RFA Sir Lancelot, L3036 RFA Sir Percivale, L3505 RFA Sir Tristram, Support Ship Ness class A344 RFA Stromness, Support Ship Improved Tide class A75 RFA Tidespring, Support Ship OL class A123 RFA Olna, A124 RFA Olmeda, Support Ship Hecla class A133 HMS Hecla, A138 HMS Herald, A144 HMS Hydra, Support Ship Endurance (1967) A171 HMS Endurance, Support Ship Rover class A270 RFA Blue Rover, Support Ship Regent class A480 RFA Resource, A486 RFA Regent, Support Ship Fort I class (1978) A385 RFA Fort Grange, A386 RFA Fort Austin,