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HMS Ark Royal

Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier

Ark Royal, Royal Dinner Attendees

Attendees of the Royal Dinner held on HMS Ark Royal - 10th November 1992.

HMS Ark Royal Ship's Programme 1992

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 1992

January - Docked Assisted Maintenance Period (DAMP) at Portsmouth.



February 1992

12th February - Sail for Shakedown and post-DAMP trials.

20th February - Portsmouth.

28th February - Visit by HRH The Princess Royal. 



March 1992

4th March - Sail for Shakedown and weapons training.

14th March - Visit to Amsterdam (cancelled due to bad weather).

14th March - Portsmouth.

23rd March - Sail from Portsmouth.

30th March - Commence Continuation Operational Sea Training (COST) at Portland.



April 1992

16th April - Final Thursday War, COST complete.

17th April - Commence Air Group work up.

30th April - Operational Readiness Inspection.



May 1992

1st - 5th May - Visit to Greenock.

6th May - Portsmouth for a maintenance period and late Easter leave.



June 1992

1st - 5th June - Staff College Sea Days.

5th June - Portsmouth.

8th June - Sail for Exercise SHOP WINDOW.

11th - 15th June - Visit to Leith.

19th - 23rd June - Visit to Copenhagen.

25th June - Portsmouth.

29th June - Sail from Portsmouth. Commence Exercise PURPLE MONARCH.



July 1992

2nd July - Gibraltar.

8th July - Captain Jeremy Blackham joins as Commanding Officer.

9th July - Sail from Gibraltar.

12th July - Portsmouth for a maintenance period and Summer leave.

21st July - Visit by the Russian Defence Minister, Marshal Pavel Grachev.



August 1992

29th - 31st August - Portsmouth Navy Days.



September 1992

2nd September - Sail for WESTLANT 92 deployment.

18th - 23rd September - Visit to Norfolk, Virginia.



October 1992

2nd - 13th October - Visit to Mayport, Florida for maintenance and station leave.

14th - 20th October - Trial PUNISH '92 at the AUTEC Ranges, Andros Island, Bahamas.

21st - 25th October - Visit to Nassau, Bahamas.

31st October - Portsmouth. 



November 1992

10th November - Royal Dinner on board for Her Majesty The Queen. Other guests include The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex and Princess Alexandra.



December 1992

December - Maintenance and leave period.



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