assigned Merlin HM.1 ZH840 (loan ?) as Daring Flt, until Mar.
assigned 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD261 as Daring Flt / 451 by Feb 2010 until c Jul 2010
assigned 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 XZ736 as Daring Flt / 451-DA until c Nov 2010
SMC MarchwoodAccident during berthing at Marchwood, collided with tug Svitzer Sussex suffering some damage down one side near the waterline.
included firing the Sea Viper (PAAMS) and fitting the Phalanx CIWS
Maiden Deployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean maritime security deployment with 815 Sq 200 Flt Lynx HMA.8, to relieve HMS Argyll. Relieved on station by HMS Diamond and returned to Portsmouth on 1 Aug.
Souda Bay work up at Souda Bay, Crete while transiting the Mediterranean
Suez CanalIsmailia transit through Suez Canal bound for Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean