25-nov-77    to    19-dec-77

Operation Journeyman

25-nov-77    to    19-dec-77

South Atlantic

Following the spring 1976 events, further political escalation occurred around South Thule and the Falklands, which led to the then Foreign Secretary, Dr David Owen to authorise the discrete despatch of a small but powerful force to the South Atlantic as a deterrent.


Dates UnitModels
    nov77 to dec77 UK 772 NAS Fleet Air Arm Wessex
    25nov77 to 19dec77 UK 819 NAS Fleet Air Arm Sea King
Sea King
    25nov77 to 19dec77 UK 829 NAS Fleet Air Arm Wasp
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

helicopter   Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland Wasp XS572     XV632    


Frigate   Type 21 Amazon class Royal Navy F174 HMS Alacrity,
Frigate   Towed Array Exocet Leander class Royal Navy F42 HMS Phoebe,
Support Ship   OL class Royal Fleet Auxiliary A122 RFA Olwen,
Support Ship   Regent class Royal Fleet Auxiliary A480 RFA Resource,
Support Ship   Retainer class Royal Fleet Auxiliary A280 RFA Resurgent,

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