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HMS Ark Royal

Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier

Queen Mother Ark Royal 1994

The Queen Mother visits Ark Royal - 11th November 1994.

HMS Ark Royal Ship's Programme 1994

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 1994

28th January - Sail from Portsmouth to take over Operation GRAPPLE / Operation HAMDEN duties from HMS Invincible.



February 1994

4th February - Rendezvous with HMS Invincible for ENCOUNTEREX and handover.

4th - 8th February - Visit to Gibraltar.

February - Visit to Naples (cancelled).



March 1994

March - Visit to Toulon, France (cancelled).

March - Visit to Bari, Italy.

31st March - Arrive in Piraeus, Greece for stand off and station leave.



April 1994

11th April - Sail from Piraeus.

29th April - Visit to Corfu, Greece (at anchor). 



May 1994

3rd May - Sail from Corfu.

4th - 18th May - Exercise DYNAMIC IMPACT

19th - 26th May - Visit to Palma, Majorca for Self Maintenance period (SMP).



June 1994

June - Visit to Corfu, Greece (at anchor).

June - Visit to Souda Bay, Crete.



July 1994

July - Visit to Corfu, Greece (at anchor).

July - Visit to Istanbul, Turkey.



August 1994

1st - 11th August - Visit to Valletta, Malta for Self Maintenance Period (SMP) and station leave.

28th August - Handover Operation HAMDEN duties to HMS Invincible.



September 1994

2nd -  19th September - Portsmouth.

21st - 26th September - Visit to Newcastle.

27th September - Portsmouth.

30th September - Families Day (at sea).



October 1994

October - Preparations for Extended Readiness Period. 



November 1994

11th November - Visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.



December 1994

December - Preparations for Extended Readiness Period.



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