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  • lebanon Operation Highbrow

    Beirut, Lebanon


    15-jul-06    to    22-jul-06





    Evacuation of over 4500 British and other nationals from Lebanon, as part of a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO), during mid July 2006. Navy Sea Kings and RAF Chinook helicopters lifted people to Royal Navy ships standing off from Beirut, and deployed UK and UN officials to assist in resolving the crisis. Ships took the refugees to Cyprus, from where British nationals were flown initially to London Stansted in Essex.


    Units

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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        jul06 UK 845 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
        jul06 UK 846 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
        jul06 UK 849 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King ASaC.7
        15jul06 to 22jul06 UK 27 Squadron Royal Air Force 414 - H-47D Chinook

    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation




    Ships

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    ClassesShips
    Aircraft Carrier V STOL  Invincible class   Royal Navy R06 HMS Illustrious,
    Guided-Missile Destroyer  Type 42 (Batch 3)   Royal Navy D96 HMS Gloucester, Royal Navy D98 HMS York,
    Frigate  Type 23 Duke class   Royal Navy F83 HMS St Albans,
    Landing Ship/Platform Dock  Albion class   Royal Navy L15 HMS Bulwark,
    Support Ship  Fort II class (1992)   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A387 RFA Fort Victoria,



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