AircraftRAF Akrotiri Lynx XZ228 airfreighted to Akrotiri for 219 York Flt/407-YK, assigned until c Jan 2007
Port Visit visited Tyneside
Port VisitSt. Helier, JerseyShip Open to Visitors at 2nd Jersey Boat Show in St Helier Marina
DeploymentSouth Atlantic left HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month deployment to relieve HMS Gloucester as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South). Believed to have Lynx HAS.3GMS ZD264/407-YK embarked.
Homeport returned to HMNB Portsmouth after 7 months as APT(S), having been relieved in theatre by HMS Portland.
DeploymentBenghaziOperation Deference left HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South) but diverted en route on 22 Feb to Mediterranean via Malta to deliver a consignment of Swedish medical aid and equipment to Benghazi (by 2 Mar) and was relieved on station by HMS Westminster, before heading for South Atlantic. Returned to UK 8 Jul 2011.