07-may-00    to    15-jun-00

Operation Palliser

07-may-00    to    15-jun-00

sierra leone Sierra Leone

c 1500 British troops were deployed at short notice to support peacekeepers of the UN Assistance Mission to Sierra Leone (UNAMSiL), when Rebel Forces were escalating attacks against Government troops and UNAMSiL peacekeepers. One of its objectives was to undertake a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO). The mission completed when the Rebels were encouraged to return to negotiations. It was followed by a British contingent under Operation Basilica with significant Canadian involvement from Nov 2000, under Operation Sculpture.


Dates UnitModels
    may00 to jun00 UK 7 Squadron Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook
    may00 to jun00 UK 846 NAS Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
    may00 to jun00 UK 847NAS Royal Marines Lynx
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    may00 to jun00 UK 849 NAS Fleet Air Arm Sea King
    07may00 to 15jun00 UK 820 NAS Fleet Air Arm Sea King
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

helicopter   Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland Sea King HC.4 ZD627    


Aircraft Carrier V STOL   Invincible class Royal Navy R06 HMS Illustrious,
Frigate   Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class Royal Navy F87 HMS Chatham,
Frigate   Type 23 Duke class Royal Navy F231 HMS Argyll,
Assault Carrier   Ocean class Royal Navy L12 HMS Ocean,
Support Ship   Fort II class (1992) Royal Fleet Auxiliary A388 RFA Fort George,
Support Ship   Fort I class (1978) Royal Fleet Auxiliary A386 RFA Fort Austin,

Helicopters for sale
Future helicopters
Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
TV and movies

Helicopter books
Helicopter patches
Helicopter model kits