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HMS Ark Royal

Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier

Teamwork 90

Flying operations off Norway during Exercise TEAMWORK 90 - September 1990.


HMS Ark Royal Ship's Programme 1990

Some dates may be approximate. If you are able to provide more accurate information or to correct an error then please email us.



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January 1990

3rd January - Christmas Leave ends.

12th January - Fleet Continuous Material Inspection

16th - 25th January - At sea for Shakedown.

25th January - Portsmouth for defect rectification and preparations for COST.

30th January - Sail for weopons training in South Western Approaches.



February 1990

5th - 22nd February - Continuation Operational Sea Training (COST) at Portland.

23rd - 26th February -  Visit to Copenhagen.

26th February - Commence Aviation Work Up.



March 1990

13th - 15th March - Operational Readiness Inspection.

17th March - Portsmouth for Short Maintenance Period and Easter Leave.



April 1990

18th April - Sail from Portsmouth for WESTLANT 90 deployment.

21st - 26th April - Excercise JOLLY ROGER in Gibraltar Exercise Areas.



May 1990

1st May - PASSEX with French naval carrier group led by FS Foch.

9th - 14th May - Visit to New York City.

19th - 30th May - Visit to Mayport, Florida for a maintenance period and station leave.



June 1990

3rd - 5th June - Group Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise.

5th - 15th June - Exercise MARCOT with the Royal Canadian Navy.

15th - 19th June - Visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

21st - 25th June - Visit to Boston



July 1990

4th July - Portsmouth for Base Assisted Maintenance Period (BAMP) and Summer leave.



August 1990

21st August - Visit to the ship by Lord Mayor of Leeds.

25th - 27th August - Portsmouth Navy Days.



September 1990

3rd September - Sail from Portsmouth.

6th - 17th September - Exercise TEAMWORK off Norway.

20th - 24th September - Visit to Oslo.

26th September - Portsmouth.



October 1990

9th October - Families Day at sea.
15th October
- Sail from Portsmouth.

22nd October - Arrive in Gibraltar.

23rd October - Captain Neil Rankin joins as Commanding Officer.

25th October - Sail from Gibraltar.

29th - 31st October - Self noise trials off Portland. 



November 1990

1st - 7th November - Portsmouth.

7th - 16th November - FRS-2 Sea Harrier sea trials.

16th November - Portsmouth for maintenance and Christmas leave.



December 1990

December - Maintenance and Christmas leave.



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