Operation Journeyman

South Atlantic

25-nov-77    to    19-dec-77

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.


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    nov77 to dec77 UK 772 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Wessex
    25nov77 to 19dec77 UK 819 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King
Sea King
    25nov77 to 19dec77 UK 829 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Wasp

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland Wasp XS572     XV632    


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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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