Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic via Ascension Island whilst off Belize, arriving in theatre 19 May. Damaged in air attack on 8 Jun and moved to Port Stanley. Returned to UK by sealift, arriving on Teesside 13 Jun 1983.
Tyne Shiprepairers Ltd until 1985, extensive refit following 1982 bomb damage in the South Atlantic. Included replacing aluminium superstructure with steel, inserting an additional 8.8m midships section forward of the after ramp hatch and strengthening the flight deck for Chinook operations.
Tower Bridge Upper tied up alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London, to support the Royal Logistic Corps Millennium Celebration.
to Middle East, Gulf and Indian Ocean, until Aug 2002 when she returned to Marchwood. Extended deployment due to support for anti-Taliban operations in Afghanistan, with RFA Sir Percivale and RFA Fort Austin.
Operation Telic to support combat, post-combat and (from 28 May) mine clearance operations in Iraq, completing 4 Aug 2003.