assigned Lynx HAS.2 XZ722 as 216 Flt / 410-GC by Jul 1985 to work up, until c Sep 1986
assigned 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM XZ720 as /410-GC, until c Apr 1991
Persian GulfTask Group 321.1Armilla Patrol Deployed to reinforce Armilla Patrol after Kuwaiti annexation by Iraq. Joined by HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen as part of TG 321.1, relieving HMS Battleaxe, HMS Jupiter and HMS York. HMS Gloucester was relieved by HMS Exeter, leaving theatre on 25 Feb and returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 25 Mar 1991.
fired Sea Dart to down an Iraqi Seersucker missile, bearing down on USS Missouri (BB-63), the first validated operational missile-on-missile engagement, whilst on Armilla Patrol.
While deployed to the Adriatic to support NATO operations in Bosnia and as escort for RFA Argus, made the first visit to Albania since 1938.
assigned 815 Sq 217 Flt Lynx HAS.3GMS ZD253 as /410-GC, until c Jan 2001
departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month East Africa, Indian Ocean and Far East deployment, returned Oct 2001
Port Louis visited Mauritius, in company with FS Floreal for environmental and habitat protection work, until 30 Jul
departed HMNB Portsmouth, as escort to HMS Illustrious (leading the Aquila 06 deployment to the Persian Gulf), and supported by RFA Brambleleaf, RFA Diligence and RFA Fort Victoria. Illustrious and Gloucester were detached in mid Jul and ordered back to Beirut, Lebanon.